Apple Patents Improved Headphones

Apple EarPods

Apple EarPods


Apple has filed a new patent application for its earbuds. The new patent describes earbuds with a built-in mic that can automatically detect user voice activity and tune a series of built-in micas to optimally pick up their speech and cancel out any background noise.

Using “beamforming” micas that can redirect themselves towards the source of the user’s voice, this advanced design promises improved sound quality from headsets with built-in mics.

We are certainly looking forward to these improved earpods!