Apple's iOS 18 Leak: Introducing 'Hearing Aid Mode' for AirPods Pro
Apple's iOS 18 Leak: Introducing 'Hearing Aid Mode' for AirPods Pro

Apple enthusiasts are eagerly anticipating the arrival of iOS 18, slated for release during the company's WWDC 2024 event later this year. Speculations abound regarding the enhancements this update will bring, with a particular focus on AI-related improvements for iPhones. Among these, a recent report has shed light on a potential new feature related to hearing and accessibility.

In his weekly PowerOn newsletter, Bloomberg's Mark Gurman hinted at the possibility of a groundbreaking addition termed the 'hearing aid mode' for AirPods Pro. While ruling out any significant hardware changes for the popular earbuds, Gurman suggested that Apple may pivot towards enhancing accessibility with this new mode, slated for release alongside iOS 18.

This isn't the first time Gurman has hinted at Apple's endeavors in the realm of hearing-related technology. Previous reports suggested that Apple is developing a 'hearing test' feature, allowing users to assess their auditory capabilities through various tones and sounds. Such a feature could prove invaluable for individuals with hearing impairments, potentially rendering existing apps like Mimi obsolete.

iOS already boasts several features catering to users with hearing needs. Notably, AirPods offer the Live Listen feature introduced with iOS 12 in 2018, enabling users to utilize their iPhone as a directional microphone transmitting real-time audio to the AirPods. Additionally, Apple introduced Conversation Boost for AirPods Pro in 2021, enhancing microphone performance during phone calls to improve hearing clarity.

In addition to advancements in accessibility, iOS 18 is expected to bring a slew of AI-driven features. Gurman's earlier reports hinted at auto-summarization and an auto-complete function for apps, among other AI enhancements. Apple also aims to integrate AI into Apple Music, promising a more personalized and intuitive music streaming experience. Furthermore, developers can anticipate new AI-based tools empowering them to innovate within the Apple ecosystem.

As anticipation builds for WWDC 2024, Apple enthusiasts eagerly await further details on the upcoming iOS 18 update and the transformative features it promises to deliver.

Apple Pencil 3 may be launched soon with new features, what will be special this time - know

Apple is preparing to launch 'Smart Ring'! Samsung's Galaxy Ring will get competition

Join NewsTrack Whatsapp group
Related News