New AirPods update with interesting improvements in performance and stability

AirPods are Apple's flagship Bluetooth headphones. Since its launch in 2016, its successes have been incredible and growing, reaching net income of $16 billion in 2023, surpassing companies like Adobe in terms of revenue. Today a new update came out firmware for the Pro generation, the latest accessory to undergo a renovation.

This update of firmware It is presented for both AirPods models, that is, those that have the connection USB-C and those who have the Lightning connection. The update corresponds to version 63188, with respect to update 6B34 released in December.

What does this new update include?

The Californian company usually reports on the software updates it makes on all its devices. However, this is not usually the case with AirPods, for which it does not offer any details or notes regarding the features it has updated. This is because the software in January 2024, 8 years after the first generation of this accessory, is still limited to developers.

We also do not have instructions or processes on how to update this software, although since it is firmware, it is usually installed automatically. To do this, the AirPods connected to our iPhone must be in their charging case and must be connected to a power source. However, Apple's main media claim that it is a version that includes new features of performance and stability.

To check the firmware of your headphones, you have to perform the following steps:

  1. Connect your AirPods Pro to your iOS device.
  2. Open the Settings app.
  3. Press “General”.
  4. Tap “About.”
  5. Tap AirPods.
  6. Look at the number next to “Firmware Version.”

What is the main difference between AirPods Pro and AirPods 3


One of the most important doubts when choosing one of them is whether there really is differences between the Pro version and 3, since the second generation AirPods are designed for another target, an audience that does not want to spend a lot on their headphones.

Therefore, what are the main differences between both products? Mainly we find three differences.

The first and most obvious of all is found in the charging case, and the Apple professional version has a USB-C connection, while the AirPods 3 maintain the Lightning connector. This is a big difference because Macs and iPhones already have the new connection.

AirPods Pro 1

The second difference is found in the pads, of which we have 4 types, which allow greater adhesion between our ear and the speaker. If you are a user who doesn't like pads or they don't fit you well, the third one is definitely for you.

Finally, we have to talk about the active noise cancellation, which is the main difference between the two, since one has passive cancellation and the other active. Of course, both have spatial audio and head tracking, but they do not have the different modes offered by the aforementioned cancellation, such as ambient mode.

Leave us in the comments if you've ever had problems updating your AirPods.