In the process of transitioning from bulky headphones to miniature earbuds, Apple is always looking for improvements in wearing comfort. For example, Apple introduced replaceable earplugs for AirPods Pro, which were not available in the first and second generation AirPods.
A new patent shows that Apple may find a way for AirPods to detect whether they are correctly placed in the user’s ear.
The patent states that future AirPods may include a new feature involving the use of new sensors that can determine the location of these sensors in the user’s ears. If worn incorrectly, AirPods may send a notification to the user’s iPhone or iPad, further instructing the user to change the position of the AirPods to experience the best audio quality.
There are rumors that this new feature will not be carried on AirPods 3. In addition, although Apple may be rigorously testing the feature, if it interferes with the normal use of the wearer, then Apple may completely abandon the feature.
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