Future AirPods could use ultrasonics to detect proper ear positioning

A future model of AirPods may be able to detect when they are not properly seated in a user’s ear using ultrasonic ranging, and either alert the wearer, or reroute the audio to another device.

Future AirPods may be able to detect when they are being worn correctlyFuture AirPods may be able to detect when they are being worn correctly

You might take it for granted that the sound will be poor if your AirPods Pro are not positioned correctly in your ear. Apple, though, wants your AirPods to alert you to this fact — and potentially to determine whether you actually want to listen to another device.

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