Everything gets a firmware update today.
Earlier today, Apple rolled out a firmware update for its AirPods Pro 2. Although the update didn’t specify its purpose, it should hopefully fix the audio gradient issue that I’ve had so many issues since I picked up the earbuds since September. I’ve personally experienced this problem, so my fingers crossed that Apple has fixed the problem.
AirPods aren’t the only earbuds getting an update today. In addition to rolling out a firmware update for the AirPods Pro 2, Apple has also rolled out firmware updates for the Beats Studio Buds and Powerbeats Pro headphones. Just like the AirPods Pro 2, Apple hasn’t said exactly the purpose of the updates for both earbuds.
Once the Powerbeats Pro is updated, it will be running firmware version 5B55. On the other hand, Beats Studio Buds will now run on firmware version 10M2155. You can’t update firmware versions manually, but you can leave them near your iPhone and the update will likely happen without you even realizing it.
Powerbeats Pro also got a redesign today
In addition to the firmware update, Beats has also announced a new collaboration and design creation for the Powerbeats Pro. A new collaboration with fashion designer Melody Ehsani will create two new designs for the Powerbeats Pro earphones.
Those who purchase the new earbuds, Beats says, can “take back your personal space and instantly teleport to another dimension in Melody Ehsani’s new Powerbeats Pro. Collaboration features contrasting color earbud designs and handwritten messages by the same street fashion expert.”
The new limited edition Powerbeats Pro earbuds will go on sale on November 11th, but Beats hasn’t decided on the price yet. They will likely cost the same as a regular pair of Powerbeats Pro, which currently cost $199 at full retail.