Apple’s next earbuds will be revealed, which we will call AirPods Pro 2 and Apple will name it AirPods Pro 2 second generation. This will bring good news to those who want to take audio innovation to the next level. However, there will be a price sting.
This is according to the latest blog posting from @LeaksApplePro. iDropNews offers an in-depth look at what Apple will reveal at its September event. It is expected that this event will be the next major event after next month’s WWDC.
We’re not just talking about the iPhone 14. There are also details about the Pro iPhones and Apple Watch Series 8.
The author, however, saves the best for AirPods Pro 2. He says that “The AirPods Pro 2 is the greatest innovation in wireless headphones since the original AirPods were introduced back in 2016”.
That’s quite an accomplishment.
The top reason people like the new earbuds are the lossless audio. This is also rumored with additional details here. The new report says that this is possible because of a new codec. It has a stemless design and state-of the-art noise cancelling technology.
This new design is interesting and matches other leaks, which suggests that Apple is eager for the stalk to come out of your ears.
The September event will not be the place where the new earbuds are announced. However, the writer claims that it all depends on whether the event is in-person or online. Although I doubt that the given reason is valid, the online platform allows for multiple events in a few months, as Apple has done with keynotes in-person, we will see.
However, the AirPods Pro 1 were unveiled through a press release, behind-the scenes private event, and it is highly probable that the AirPods Pro 2 will launch in the same way.
This also supports the rumor that Apple might use USB-C in AirPods Pro 2 instead of Lightning. You can read my reasons . According to @LeaksApplePro, there are already prototypes with USB-C.
Then there is the bad news.
The report’s final line reads, “I expect them in white and to cost around $299.”
It’s not surprising that the color is so attractive, but what about the price? This is $50 more than the AirPods Pro. The third-generation AirPods were $179. This is $20 more than the second generation with wireless charging cases, but still much less than the second-generation model without wireless charging. It is therefore a bit surprising that Apple plans to increase the price by $50.
There are also reports that the second-generation AirPods now cost $129. However, the sales of the new version have been weaker than the ones customers chose to buy.
Apple won’t likely keep the AirPods Pro current model in its range when the next model comes out, so buyers won’t be left with a dilemma. Customers will have to choose between the AirPods Pro 2, the AirPods Max, and the AirPods Max 2.
As more details become available, we will keep you posted.