My Airpods picked up the latest firmware update last night and let me tell you it is real. I went straight from listening to overcast on my phone to opening a video on iPad - as soon as I hit play it instantly switched over. Hit play again on your phone and you’re back to the podcast. This was always the dream for me when Apple first pitched AirPods. I might not need two sets of Airpods anymore. I kept my old version 2 set because connecting to the Mac was such a hassle.
Side note - in the latest developer beta of Big Sur I can’t get any AirPods devices to connect - so I haven’t been able to test the seamless switching between all 3