Our nearly three-year wait for the follow-up of the 2019 AirPods Pro could be over soon and we already have a pretty good idea of what they’re going to bring. And thanks to a new report from 52audio, a full picture of the new earbuds may emerge.
In a lengthy article posted this weekend, the site says the new AirPods Pro will have an upgraded version of the H1 chip that will support “self-adaptive active noise cancellation”, along with improved Find My, heart-rate measurement, a heavily modified USB-C charging Case, and hearing aid effectiveness.
The heart-rate feature, which will “collect and analyze the wearer’s inner ear data,” will be the first health-related sensor for Apple’s earbuds. The sensors may also be able to measure body temperature, but the site says it’s not sure. There are rumors of similar sensors for the Apple Watch Series 8.
Curiously, the site reported that the overall design looks basically the same as the 2019 model, with some hints taken from last year’s AirPods 3. This is in stark contrast to the many rumors we’ve heard claiming that the new AirPods Pro will remove stalks with a flash design that sits in the ear, much like the Beats Fit Pro.
According to 52audio, the biggest upgrade to the AirPods Pro could be the charging case. In addition to the main charging port, which will probably switch from Lightning to USB-C, there will be Find My Support and a small speaker to improve the hearing aid mic connection, although it’s not clear how the hearing aid feature will work.
The site, which has often published pictures of new AirPod models before anyone else, is currently rated 83.3 percent accurate on AppleTrack. It does not cite or even cite any sources for this latest discovery (even anonymously), so it’s not clear where the site got the information from.
Apple’s new AirPods Pro earbuds are strongly recommended for the iPhone 14 and about two dozen new Apple products to arrive in the fall. You can keep up with the latest leaks and guesses with our AirPods Pro 2 Superguide.