The new AirPods Pro do not support lossless Apple Music
Despite the new AirPods Pro’s all-new H2 chip and improved audio quality, support for lossless Apple Music audio doesn’t appear to be included.
The H2 chip is the successor to the previous H1 chip and offers new features such as improved active noise cancellation, improved transparency mode and overall better sound. A rumored new capability of the new chip is that it will support lossless ‘Apple Music’, but Apple’s press release and tech specs page for the new ‘AirPods Pro’ do not mention any lossless audio support, which does not rule out this capability.
We’ve asked Apple for more information on lossless audio support for the new ‘AirPods Pro’ and will update this story if we hear back.
The new ‘AirPods Pro’ supports Bluetooth 5.3 and although it doesn’t directly support standard lossless audio, chip companies like Qualcomm are moving in that direction. As of now, there is no indication that Apple has yet adopted it.
Regardless, the new ‘AirPods Pro’ have a number of new features including improved audio, longer battery life and a redesigned charging case. Priced at $249, the new AirPods Pro will be available to order from September 9 and launch on September 23.