Apple to introduce updated AirPods with USB-C charging port at iPhone 15 event, says Gurman
Apple will reportedly unveil updated AirPods at its upcoming ‘Wonderlust’ iPhone 15 special event next month, according to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, who says the new USB-C charging port would match those ports coming to all four new iPhone models this year.
Apple confirmed it would be hosting its next special event earlier today, announcing that it will be live streaming from Apple Park on September 12, where the Cupertino company is expected to announce the iPhone 15, iPhone 15 Pro, Apple Watch Series 9, next-generation Apple Watch Ultra, and more.
Respected TF International Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo claimed earlier this year that Apple will release a new version of its second-generation AirPods Pro in the coming months to introduce a new USB-C charging case, aligning with a leak discovered in the latest iOS 16.4 developer beta that referenced unreleased AirPods and an accompanying charging case.
With Apple typically releasing new AirPods Pro every three years, it is believed the new AirPods Pro charging case with USB-C will replace the existing Lightning models, without any upgrades to the AirPods hardware themselves.