Latest iOS 16.1 Beta Removes Adaptive Transparency Toggle for Original AirPods Pro

Juli Clover, reporting for MacRumors:

After updating last week, AirPods Pro and AirPods Max owners running the AirPods firmware beta found an “Adaptive Transparency” toggle in the AirPods settings, and it was initially assumed that Apple had brought the Adaptive Transparency feature of the AirPods Pro 2 to older AirPods models.

Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman yesterday said that the Adaptive Transparency option was actually a bug, which Apple has now confirmed by removing the setting in the current beta.

Seemed too good to be true, and it was. Makes sense that was just a bug in an iOS 16.1 beta. Apple claimed in the introduction for the new second-gen AirPods Pro that Adaptive Transparency required the brand-new H2 chip, and in my usage, the feature works so well it’s borderline magic.

Tuesday, 4 October 2022