Apple's solution works only between Apple devices signed into the same iCloud account. It doesn't work across operating systems, eg no seamless switching from an iPad to a Windows laptop.
Also, the switching hasn't been seamless or working as intended for everyone. While it works for some people, it's ended up being an inconvenience to many others. Eg see this recent thread here discussing the auto switching.
And articles here on CNET, AppleInsider, and CNBC - for how the Airpods switching has often led to more user frustration.
We've taken an approach of introducing a user interface that's always at your fingertips - always showing you which device you're currently connected to, and allowing you to rapidly switch to any other device anytime. So you're in control. And the switching is rapid, convenient, and seamless.
No more having your earphones automatically switch away from the important Zoom call you're in the middle of on your Mac, to your iPhone - just because a spam call came in on your phone.