Apple AirPods Max Update: Minor Changes Expected Apple is planning a minor update for its AirPods Max headphones, according to a report by Mark Gurman in his Power On newsletter. The update is expected to comply with European Commission regulations that mandate the use of USB-C for charging accessories. The generation number of the AirPods Max is not set to change, and the update is compared to the previous USB-C revision introduced by Apple in September. This means the AirPods Max will not receive advanced software features available on the AirPods Pro, such as Adaptive Audio and Conversational Awareness. Customers hoping for other improvements to the AirPods Max, such as changes to the design of the charging case or the addition of the U1 chip for Precision Finding, will likely be disappointed. The update is primarily focused on meeting regulatory requirements rather than introducing significant enhancements to the product. The AirPods Max will continue to be powered by the H1 chip, rather than the newer H2 chip. This means they will not be able to support certain software features introduced with iOS 17, including Personalized Volume and support for the "Siri" wake word. For more Apple news and updates, visit the 9to5Mac website and follow 9to5Mac on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.