By the time Apple will get round to releasing the second-generation AirPods Pro this fall, it should have been some three years between updates. But the newest rumors counsel they are going to be well worth the wait.
According to LeaksApplePro (writing for iDropNews), the upcoming AirPods Pro will deliver a number of high-end audio options to separate them from the not too long ago launched third-generation AirPods. Along with a brand new stemless design that matches flush within the ear, LeaksApplePro claims the brand new earbuds “will be the biggest innovation in wireless earbuds since the original AirPods were introduced in 2016.”
To again up these claims, the location says Apple will introduce two new audio options: lossless audio and “state-of-the-art” noise-canceling. The present AirPods Pro have already got noise-canceling, in fact, however this report signifies that the expertise shall be improved to match that of the Bose QuietComfort earbuds and different rivals. It’s potential that Apple will launch an H2 chip to amplify the system.
Lossless audio can be one other first-of-its-kind function. Since Apple Music obtained lossless audio final 12 months, Apple has added assist to most of its audio-capable units besides AirPods as a result of limitations of Bluetooth. A brand new codec would take away that barrier and switch AirPods Pro into the final word lossless audio machine irrespective of if you happen to’re listening with a Mac, iPhone, or Apple Watch.
LeaksApplePro studies that the brand new AirPods Pro will proceed to be offered in white however could get a reasonably vital worth hike to $299. The present mannequin prices $249 however is commonly on sale for below $200, placing them awfully near the $179 price ticket for the third-generation AirPods. A worth hike would put a bit extra distance between the fashions whereas additionally pricing them as a premium product in comparison with the Bose QuietComfort and Sony WF-1000XM4 earbuds, each of which value $280.
The second-generation AirPods Pro are anticipated to launch on the iPhone 14 occasion in mid-September, although LeaksApplePro says Apple may unfold out the autumn releases once more if the occasions are nonetheless digital somewhat than in-person.