Apple rumored to release second-generation AirPods Pro this year with all-new design
Apple is expected to release new second-generation AirPods Pro later this year, with rumors and reports claiming the earbuds will feature a major redesign, with Apple rumored to remove the short stem and give the earbuds a similar design to the Beats Fit Pro which sit inside a listener’s ear without any overhang, an improved chip and health monitoring features.
Reports have suggested that the new AirPods Pro will have support for Lossless Audio, something that currently requires a wired connection to headphones, receivers or powered speakers to listen to music without traditional audio compression, allowing listeners to hear songs more clearly and as the artist intended.
Likely to be announced before the holidays later this year, the new “AirPods Pro 2” have been rumored to come with a new sound-emitting charging case, and more.
According to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple will discontinue the original AirPods Pro that was launched in 2019 when the second-generation model launches.
Kuo has previously reported that the new AirPods Pro will bring “innovative AirPods experience[s],” which could hint at earlier rumors of the earbuds introducing new health-monitoring features, such as a small accelerometer that could potentially determine body movement or something that could help a user monitor fitness while wearing their earbuds.
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