Apple is seeking to launch its redesigned, second-generation AirPods Pro this fall, Bloomberg has reported. First launched in 2016, the Apple Airpods took the market by storm and created a whole section of earphones.
Apart from the brand new design, the new-generation AirPods Pro can even include improved audio high quality and a few attainable well being integration, Bloomberg columnist Mark Gurman stated in his report.
“Look out for new AirPods Pro in the fall (September-October in India),” Gurman wrote in his column.
“The current model has been on the market since fall of 2019, so the batteries are already probably in trouble for some early adopters. Also look out for an AirPods Max refresh with new colors (and, we hope, a price drop—$550 is absurd for those headphones).”
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The AirPods Pro haven’t had a do-over since its launch in 2019. Now, a number of rumours recommend that Apple is lastly able to relent and launch a brand new model.
Gurman’s report of a fall launch is in keeping with data shared earlier by Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who stated any launch would occur within the second half of the 12 months. The redesigned AirPods Pro may characteristic a extra compact design that removes the stem, coupled with a recent charging case and assist for lossless audio over a brand new protocol.
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The Cupertino-based tech large, nonetheless, is just not anticipated to be engaged on a second-generation AirPods Max. The over-ear headphones have been launched in December 2020. Instead, the corporate is claimed to be engaged on new color choices. Gurman stated the brand new colors have been nonetheless being labored. He additionally stopped wanting offering a timeline for an anticipated launch date.
Apple could provide some hints on the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) 2022 in June. The annual occasion is Apple’s largest present and will probably be hosted nearly this 12 months. Apple with showcase glimpses of latest iOS 16 options, set for launch 12 months with the iPhone 14 Series.