Apple's next AirPods Pro could have a terrifying new security feature

Woman wearing AirPods Pro
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From a brand new design to awesome sound quality enhancements, we've heard plenty of tantalising rumours about the so-called AirPods Pro 2. And if Apple's latest patent filing is anything to go by, they could be the company's most secure set of wireless earphones too. 

A new patent filing has revealed that Apple is working on tech that would allow AirPods to identify users by the shape of their ears. It sounds a little like Face ID for iPhone (Ear ID?), and could restrict usage for anyone whose ears aren't, um, yours. And what's more, the next AirPods could even detect your walking gait. Check out the best AirPods Pro deals if you're after the best Apple earphones available now.

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Daniel John
Senior News Editor

Daniel John is Senior News Editor at Creative Bloq. He reports on the worlds of art, design, branding and lifestyle tech (which often translates to tech made by Apple). He joined in 2020 after working in copywriting and digital marketing with brands including ITV, NBC, Channel 4 and more.