The new technology could also improve the accuracy of touch on AirPods.

The United States Patent and Trademark Office has published Apple’s patent application for an advanced ultrasonic touch sensor. According to Patently Apple, the patent will apply to the use of ultrasound technology in future models of AirPods Pro and AirPods Max.

Ultrasound technology could allow future AirPods Pro and AirPods Max to perform better when wet or while wearing gloves. Current sensors on AirPods struggle to maintain the same performance in contact with wet skin or when the user is wearing gloves.

The use of this technology, therefore, could solve both problems and, since the AirPods are also used during physical activity, it would make it easier to manage the various functions of the true-wireless earphones when a user is sweaty, in rainy weather. and/or if we are wearing gloves.

Finally, ultrasound technology could improve touch accuracy on AirPods Pro and AirPods Max.

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