Apple AirPods Pro 2: price, release date, features, and more


The AirPods Pro 2 have been slow to arrive. Ever since Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo predicted his predictions in 2020, earphone fans have been speculating on how Apple will update its hugely popular AirPods Pro.

Current AirPods Pro are still among the best wireless headphones thanks to their seamless pairing with popular Apple devices like the iPhone or iPad, and great features like noise cancellation and transparency mode. Apple’s next-gen headphones aren’t expected to be much of an upgrade, but they could potentially add more health-focused features.

Recently, Apple released a beta version of the AirPods Pro firmware so that members of the Apple Developer Program can test the features before their official release. This gives us a preview of the upcoming features the AirPods Pro 2 will have as well. The tech giant is expected to host several events this fall, starting in September. While the AirPods Pro 2 has yet to launch, only time will tell.

After digging through the AirPods Pro 2 rumors and leaks, take a look at everything we know so far, including the potential release date, price, features, and more. As for those who can’t wait to get their hands on the original earbuds, here’s why you should buy the AirPods Pro.

Apple AirPods Pro 2 price

Twitter @ leakApplePro Leak claims the AirPods Pro 2 cost the same as its predecessor, with a retail price of $ 249 / £ 249. This would make the original headphones unnecessary. Given that the AirPods Pro are the happy medium between the cheaper second-gen AirPods (from $ 159 / £ 159) and AirPods Max ($ 549 / £ 549), it makes sense for Apple to stick with it. at this price.

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However, there are also rumors of an AirPods Pro Lite that will be an entry-level pair of headphones for the AirPods Pro, with a price tag of $ 199. While this price is much more appealing to wireless earphone enthusiasts, you’ll find plenty of Apple AirPods Pro with price cuts of up to $ 199.

Apple AirPods Pro 2 release date

With the September Apple event now over, we now know the AirPods Pro 2 were definitely not in the cards. The AirPods 3 haven’t been announced either. There are still several Apple events expected in 2021, including the Apple ‘Unleashed’ event on October 18, but expect a new pair of AirPods rather than a new pair of AirPods Pro.

Insiders who spoke to Bloomberg indicate that the AirPods Pro 2 will be released as early as 2022, with Apple’s AirPods 3 launching in 2021. That said, Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman believes there will be no hardware refresh. AirPods Pro before 2022. However, with the recent delay of the rumored OLED iPad Air originally slated for 2022, the second-generation AirPods Pro could also be pushed back at any time.

According to Kuo (via MacRumors), the second-generation AirPods Pro will launch next year with “innovative” health tracking features. Now AirPods 3 should launch with the iPhone 13 rumor has it that it will arrive later this year, leaving the Pro models for a later date.

Originally, according to Taiwanese media company Digitimes and Japanese blog Mac Otakara, the AirPods Pro 2 were due out in April at the Apple event. However, that never happened, which means the next series of AirPods Pro may still be around for a while – more towards early 2022.

Apple’s first pair of AirPods arrived on December 13, 2016, with the second-generation AirPods updated on March 20, 2019. Judging by this, there’s good reason to believe the next pair of AirPods Pro will be released in March 2022.

Apple AirPods Pro 2 design

According to Mac Otakara, the new AirPods Pro should have a more compact design for its charging case, with a new case measuring 46mm high and 54mm wide, although it is still 21mm thick. Essentially, this will make the case slightly thinner, with the current case measuring 45.2mm high and 60.6mm wide.

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A previous report by Bloomberg suggests that Apple will cut the stem of the AirPods Pro 2, while the new AirPods 3 will have a shorter stem like the current AirPods Pro.

We may already have a glimpse of the second-generation headphones, as they are expected to have a design similar to Apple’s unannounced Beats Studio Pro headphones.

Leaked by Apple itself in the beta versions of iOS 14.6 and tvOS 14.6 (and revealed by superstar NBA player LeBron James), the Beats headphones are completely rodless, with charging cases that look like the ones from the AirPods Pro, albeit with a more oval design.

The rod of the AirPods Pro hosts great functionality; the compression mechanic to take phone calls or to control music. However, the upcoming AirPods Pro could also adopt “gestures in the air”, if a recent patent is something to go through. Instead of squeezing the stem, like you would with AirPods Pro, you can run your hand over next-gen AirPods to trigger some action.

Features of Apple AirPods Pro 2

The AirPods Pro 2 are expected to have better battery life, improve noise canceling mode, and have “ambient light sensors”. This last characteristic is expected be for fitness, which will be able to measure your blood oxygen levels and sense your heart rate. To substantiate this, Kuo recently said that the AirPods Pro 2 will have “innovative” features, including health tracking.

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Bloomberg reports that the next-generation headphones will be equipped with motion sensors and fitness tracking technology. It is uncertain whether ambient light sensors are the motion censors mentioned in the report.

Additionally, sources speaking to the Wall Street Journal say other health features will be introduced in the next generation AirPods, including body temperature sensors, posture monitoring sensors, and body enhancement features. hearing. Apparently, Apple is developing prototypes of AirPods that can detect the wearer’s core body temperature by scanning their inner ears. The company may also implement posture-focused motion sensors in the earbuds, allowing AirPods to alert wearers that they’re slumped.

Much like the way the Apple Watch supports health and fitness, which is why users can get three months free when they buy the laptop, the AirPods Pro 2 are looking to be more fitness-oriented. . However, Apple’s upcoming Beats Studio Pro headphones also cover the fitness aspect of the Apple headphone line.

Apple may also improve the battery life of AirPods Pro. Currently they offer up to 24 hours. However, they could be better by upgrading its wireless transmission standard to Bluetooth 5, as TechRadar pointed out.

While the noise canceling feature has been favored by most, the AirPods Pro aren’t the best around. Many believe the Pro 2 models will have better noise cancellation. When the original headphones came out, many owners complained that a firmware update made the special feature worse, believing that Apple was trying to extend the life of the Pro models by reducing the quality of the removal of the device. noise (via The Verge).

Apple is now releasing beta firmware updates for members of the Apple Developer Program, offering a preview of new features. The beta includes improvements that are expected to arrive in an upcoming firmware update, including spatial sound in FaceTime, ambient noise reduction, and chat acceleration to increase chat volume. Beta firmware testing gives us a good indication of what we might expect the upgraded AirPods Pro 2 will deliver as well.

If there is room for improvement, Apple will surely improve this feature if it releases the AirPods Pro 2.

Apple AirPods Pro 2 Outlook

As always, despite reliable sources claiming what they know about Apple’s upcoming products, take it all with a spoonful of salt. This year has been marked by a global shortage of components, and it is even hit apple. This means that a lot of products could be delayed indefinitely, and that goes for the AirPods Pro 2.

Apple’s next-gen Pro models are shaping up to be a small upgrade to the popular AirPods Pro, much like the move from the first AirPods to the second-gen AirPods.


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