The Windows 10 operating system will be able to work with Apple AirPods headphones, according to the official Microsoft website.
It is noted that now computers based on Windows 10 work only with wireless headphones on two codecs (devices that perform data or signal conversion) вЂ” SBC and Android aptX. Apple's headphones run on AAC codecs, which Windows 10 PCs don't support.
Now Microsoft developers are planning a large-scale update of the system, which involves changes in working with Bluetooth headsets. It will become available in May 2021, and with it, AirPods can be used with the company's computers.
The AAC codec allows you to connect not only Apple headphones but also other wireless headsets. Before that, it had to be connected to a computer using the SBC codec, which provided less high-quality audio transmission.
Earlier it was reported that the AirPods 3 will appear on store shelves earlier than expected, and will cost significantly more than its predecessor.