Apple plans to release the second-generation AirPods Pro this fall, rumored to have a new look, better sound quality, and some possible health integration, Bloomberg Mark Gurman.


As Gurman writes in his latest Power On newsletter:

Look out for the new AirPods Pro headphones in the fall. The current model has been on the market since fall 2019, so the batteries are already likely to be in trouble for some early adopters. Also, take note of the AirPods Max refresh with new colors (and we hope the price drop – $ 550 is absurd for these headphones).

The AirPods Pro have not been refreshed since their launch in 2019, and many rumors suggest they will be launched this year. Gurman’s claim about the fall launch is in line with information previously shared by Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who said the launch will take place in the second half of the year. The new “AirPods Pro” may have a more compact design that turns away from the spindle, coupled with a new charging case and lossless audio support in the new protocol.

As for the AirPods Max, Apple is not expected to work on the second-generation in-ear model that was launched in December 2020. Instead, Apple is believed to be working on new color options. Today, Gurman said that new colors are still being worked on, but has refrained from presenting a timeline for when they can be released to the market.

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