Touch controls on AirPods Max 2 could make it easier to jump songs, invoke Siri, turn the volume up or down, and more. As of now, having the Digital Crown is still a pretty clever and unique feature to Apple’s premium headphones.
I’m willing to being happily surprised here, but I think the crown on the AirPods Max is a really good input method. There’s an assuredness I have when pausing or changing the volume on them that I really enjoy, and I’d hate to lose it.
My hopeful changes are pretty minimal:
- Let me connect with a wire and have an inline mic. Currently Apple sells one cable for connecting wired, and it does not support any mic input.
- Any sort of better charging solution. Lightning is less convenient by the day, and as Apple moves their other products to USB-C and MagSafe, it’s less convenient by the day to keep a lIghtning cable around for these headphones.