Apple releases new beta firmware for AirPods, AirPods Pro, and AirPods Max
Apple has released a new beta firmware for AirPods 2, AirPods 3, AirPods Pro, AirPods Pro 2 and AirPods Max. It has version number 5B5040c, but it is unclear what is new with this update as Apple has not provided any details about it.
You can download the new beta firmware from Apple’s Developer Center and install it on your AirPods by pairing them with an iPhone and connecting it to a Mac with a Lightning cable. Then launch Xcode 14 beta on Mac, go to Settings > Developer menu and select “Pre-Release Beta Firmware” under the AirPods testing section.
AirPods Pro 2
The OTA will be delivered within 24 hours after the pre-release test option is enabled, but remember that your iPhone must be running the latest iOS 16 beta and the Mac must have the latest macOS Ventura beta. It is also worth mentioning that this update is intended for developers and may contain bugs that may hamper the user experience.
That said, Apple recently released the first firmware update for the AirPods Pro 2 to those not enrolled in the beta program. It has version number 5A377 and comes with bug fixes and “other improvements.”