The 3A283 firmware update is available for both AirPods 2 and AirPods Pro; however, Spatial Audio is only available on AirPods Pro.
AirPods gain the ability to seamlessly switch between Apple devices with automatic device switching. Spatial audio with dynamic head tracking brings a theater-like experience to AirPods Pro. By applying directional audio filters, and subtly adjusting the frequencies each ear receives, sounds can be placed virtually anywhere in a space to provide an immersive listening experience.
You can check the firmware version of your AirPods Pro via the Settings > General > About > AirPods menu. To upgrade your AirPods to the new firmware, try plugging them in to charge near a paired iPhone with Internet connectivity. They'll usually update within five minutes or so.
Once you've updated, and if you're on iOS 14, there will be a new Spatial Audio toggle in Control Center. To experience Spatial Audio, try playing a movie or TV show with support for the feature like 'For All Mankind' from Apple TV+.
If you don't already have AirPods Pro, Amazon has them on sale today for $199, that's $50 off and their lowest price ever!
Please download the iClarified app or follow iClarified on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and RSS for updates.