Future AirPods may automatically adjust audio for different ear cushions or tips

Apple is researching how AirPods or AirPods Max can distinguish between different ear cushions, or AirPod tips, and then computationally alter audio properties to suit.

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Apple has previously investigated ways that AirPods could detect whether you’ve correctly placed them in your ear. Now it wants AirPods, AirPods Pro, or AirPods Max, to distinguish between different earbud tips, or over-the-ear cushions. And then to act on that information.

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