I am thinking of buying the new AirPods Pro but according to the support page, you “need” at least macOS Catalina 10.15.1 in order to use them. However this is surely misleadingly worded since AirPods work with any modern Bluetooth audio host (Windows, Android, etc.). My question is, since I rely on 32-bit apps on Mojave, what exactly does it mean to not have one of the new OSes?
AFAIK no definitive explanation exists, here are the possible differences I’ve gathered (I don’t know which are true):
- You’ll have to (gasp) manually pair the AirPods to each device
- You’ll need to set up button behavior, size test, etc. on one of the newer OSes but your settings should carry over to all devices
- You’ll need to control noise canceling via the button on the AirPods themselves instead of... a nested menu of the volume button on the menu bar (does this include the Touch Bar?)
- No audio sharing
- Switching between devices might be affected somehow (how?)
Is this correct and is there anything else?