The second-generation AirPods Pro might support Apple Lossless Audio Codec (ALAC), and could even accompany a case that makes a sound to assist you with tracking down it as indicated by Apple investigator Ming-Chi Kuo in a note to investors seen by AppleInsider and 9to5Mac.
There at present isn’t an AirPods model that supports lossless audio, a type of file compression that preserves every one of the information in the original audio file, bringing about higher quality sound. Each AirPods model — even the expensive AirPods Max — uses Bluetooth to deliver audio, which restricts the gadgets to using Advanced Audio Codec (AAC), a lossy type of audio compression. So far, the only Apple gadgets that can take advantage of lossless audio on Apple Music (and somewhere else) incorporate the iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple TV 4K, and Apple HomePod. The main drawback to lossless audio is that its files occupy more extra space on your gadget, and streaming it online can rapidly gobble up mobile information.
Assuming the AirPods Pro 2 support ALAC, Apple will either need to ditch Bluetooth or hop over some of the technology’s obstacles to achieve that. The impediments of Bluetooth were raised in What Hi-Fi’s new interview with Gary Geaves, the VP of acoustics at Apple. During the interview, Geaves said the organization should endeavor to benefit from Bluetooth technology, and furthermore noticed that “there’s a number of tricks we can play to maximize or get around some of the limits of Bluetooth,” but “more bandwidth” would be ideal — an expected hint of what’s to come.
With respect to the chance of a charging case that emits sound, this might assist you with tracking down your case assuming it’s consistently separated from your AirPods — at the present time, just the AirPods themselves make a noise when you attempt to find them through the Find My app. Likewise noted, Kuo predicts that the AirPods Pro 2 could don an upgrade and may have a focus on fitness, something recently reputed by Bloomberg. Also, Kuo says that Apple might release the AirPods Pro 2 in the final quarter of 2022, around three years later the release of the first AirPods Pro.