• AirPods Pro 2 are now available for pre-order
  • The second-generation of AirPods will be officially out starting September 23
  • iPadOS 16 will reportedly launch sometime in October

Apple unveiled its second-generation wireless headphone, the AirPods Pro 2, at the "Far Out" event on Tuesday, and while the latest AirPods Pro iteration introduces new features, some of them will not be available until October.

The Cupertino-based tech giant announced that pre-orders for the AirPods Pro 2 started last Friday, September 9, and the second-generation earbuds will be available to consumers on September 23. "Personalized Spatial Audio profiles and Find My will be available with iPadOS 16 and macOS Ventura in October," the company said in a footnote of its press release.

This means these two major AirPods Pro 2 features, Personalized Spatial Audio and Find My, will not be available on iPad and Mac when they release on September 23. This is because support for these features will be included in iOS 16.

AirPods Pro
AirPods Pro

During the Apple "Far Out" event, the company announced that iOS 16 and iPadOS 16 would officially roll out "in the fall" of 2022. However, several media outlets reported that iOS 16 would be out on Monday. But that's not the case for iPad and Mac.

In August, Bloomberg reported that Apple was planning to push back the release of iPadOS 16 until October. Recently, Apple confirmed the report, noting that the software update will be out sometime in October, a few weeks after the release of iOS 16.

"This is an especially big year for iPadOS. As its own platform with features specifically designed for iPad, we have the flexibility to deliver iPadOS on its own schedule. This Fall, iPadOS will ship after iOS, as version 16.1 in a free software update," Apple told Techcrunch. The same goes for the macOS Ventura, which according to reports, will be rolled out sometime in October.

The Personalized Spatial Audio feature allows users to experience an even more immersive listening experience. "Users can create a personal profile for Spatial Audio that delivers a listening experience precisely tuned just for them. Users can enjoy Personalized Spatial Audio with music, movies, and TV shows — with dynamic head tracking — across iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple TV," Apple said.