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AirPods Max tidbits: Find My support, no passive audio & more

Dec 9, 2020

AirPods Max tidbits: Find My support, no passive audio & more

The roundup: A day after being announced, we scoured the internet for all the AirPods Max tidbits that Apple has provided thus far.


  • AirPods Max can be located and pinged through the Find My app
  • While placing AirPods Max in the smart case puts them in an ultra-low power mode…they don’t shut off completely
  • Audio output is Lightning to 3.5mm jack only…no USB audio support
  • Lightning-to-3.5mm cable is a $35 add-on
  • There’s no passive audio support…the headphones must be charged to work at all
  • AirPods Max are fully compatible with non-Apple devices…but some special features, like spatial audio, only work when paired to an Apple product
  • Like with Apple Watch Series 6 and iPhone 12, there’s no power brick included in the box
  • Additional/replacement ear cushions can be purchased for $69 (the headband was also supposed to be replaceable, but the feature got scrapped, according to rumors)
  • Engraving may speed up shipping for once