The current AirPods Pro have been on the shelves for so long that they are actually the predecessors of Apple’s M1 processor. But a new report says the long wait may end soon.
According to Mark Gurman’s latest Power on Newsletter, the AirPods Pro will finally “fall”. He noted that almost three years after the current model arrived, “batteries are probably a problem for some early adopters.” Apple does not say how long the AirPods can maintain their battery life, although rechargeable lithium-ion batteries are non-replaceable and have a typical lifespan of about two to three years.
Rumors suggest that the second-generation AirPods Pro will be a huge upgrade, with a new stemless design, longer battery life and fitness tracking. In addition, the report states that the AirPods Pro could be Apple’s first Bluetooth earbud that supports seamless streaming through Apple Music.
In addition to the new AirPods Pro, Apple may be ready to launch a second-generation model of AirPods Max over-the-year headphones, launching in December 2020. Gurman says Apple is planning a new color, but did not say whether it is an expensive can Will gain any new features. Sony plans to launch one of its WH-1000XM5 headphones with an AirPods Max-style design and 30-hour battery life, 10 hours longer than Apple promised, which could encourage the latter to improve its offerings.
The new AirPods are expected to arrive at the iPhone event in September, although third-generation AirPods were unveiled at its “Unleashed” Mac event last fall.