Apple AirPods receive a firmware update to version 3.5.1

Apple AirPods receive a firmware update to version 3.5.1
Some years ago, if anyone said that one day we'd be worrying about headphone software updates, that would have sparked a chuckle. Now, that's a side effect of having miniature computers in everything and enjoying the privilege of smart technology. So don't be surprised to see your Apple AirPods upgraded to a new firmware version after putting them in their charging case – yes, it happens automatically.

The wireless earphones are being updated from fw version 3.3.1 to fw version 3.5.1, but the changes are a mystery. It must be a maintenance update with bug fixes, as Apple would have disclosed any new features added.

The AirPods' firmware version can be checked by pairing them with your iOS device and going to Settings > General > About > AirPods.

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10 Comments

1. bucky

Posts: 3775; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

Cool. Didn't know they could do that. I've genuinely been surprised by how much I enjoy these things.

4. notfair

Posts: 716; Member since: Jan 30, 2017

oh shuhs .. you make me blush!

8. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Tried my wired ones on see how they fit. Very comfortable. Don't want to spend 160 though.

2. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

Apple the earth mover!

3. Joms_US

Posts: 200; Member since: Oct 02, 2016

Haha I thought a fix to make you look like less-dorky. =D

5. NarutoKage14

Posts: 1318; Member since: Aug 31, 2016

This is actually a ludicrous thing. You're doing it wrong if a speaker needs firmware updates.

6. mikehunta727 unregistered

Firmware updates= potentially safer device and also whatever other improvements. Yes security still matters in wireless headphones. Almost anything with aSoC/CPU could have its firmware updates

7. gehrig

Posts: 423; Member since: Apr 17, 2014

As if the EarPods are only speakers. You know they DO things, right? They have sensors and s**t. Software updates are inevitable.

9. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Next thing you know these earphones wont work with new models of idevices coz the firmware is not supported. Crazy right? My 2016 phone can use earphones from 1998 and can pair to my 2006 bluetooth speaker.

10. batmite

Posts: 197; Member since: Jan 19, 2017

The best just keeps on getting better.

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