A new interview with an Apple engineer reveals why the second-generation AirPods Pro don’t have lossless audio.
Esge Andersen, an Apple engineer, recently gave an interview with What Hi-Fi? and said current Bluetooth technology is the reason behind the lack of Lossless support. Apple Music has lossless streaming capabilities for 48 KHz and 24-bit quality, with lossless high resolution up to a maximum of 192 KHz, but requires additional equipment.
Anderson provided a unique insight into the development of the second-generation AirPods Pro. The engineer says the company has a group of experts who provide audio quality feedback. He further added that even with current codec standards, Apple can make “steps.”
The second-generation AirPods Pro offer significant improvements, such as better active noise cancellation. Anderson says the Cupertino-based company has made this particular push to “give everyone an AirPods Max in their pocket.”
Apple hinted at creating its own connectivity and codec, but there have been no announcements yet.