Computer Technology

Airplay 3?

Haven’t spoken much about technology lately but this update on Apple’s Newsroom recently really peaked my interest.

AirPods Pro (2nd generation) with MagSafe Charging Case (USB‑C) will enable Lossless Audio with ultra-low latency to deliver the perfect true wireless solution with Apple Vision Pro.2 The H2 chip in the latest AirPods Pro and Apple Vision Pro, combined with a groundbreaking wireless audio protocol, unlocks powerful 20-bit, 48 kHz Lossless Audio with a massive reduction in audio latency.

Apple’s current wireless communication protocol is Airplay 2, so could this perhaps finally be a wireless audio protocol upgrade to it, ushering in the release of Airplay 3?

Hopefully we’ll find out by the end of the year (or perhaps next year, released alongside Apple’s Vision Pro). But it would be nice to see, as right now Airplay 2 doesn’t support lossless audio to its fullest capacity. So if you have a great speaker system (like Sonos for myself), Airplay can be somewhat limiting in its capabilities.

If they do upgrade it though, I hope they make additional improvement to the interface and usability of it, as those aspects of it could be better as well.

By Nollind Whachell

Questing to translate Joseph Campbell's Hero’s Journey into The Player’s Handbook for The Adventure of Your Life, thus making vertical (leadership) development an accessible, epic framework for everyone.

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