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AirPods Pro 2 Leak Teases Stunning Innovation… With A Sting In The Tail


Consumer Tech AirPods Pro 2 Leak Teases Stunning Innovation… With A Sting In The Tail David Phelan Senior Contributor Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own. I write about lifestyle tech May 21, 2022, 01:45pm EDT | Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin AirPods Pro – but AirPods Pro 2 will look different, it’s claimed. Apple When Apple reveals its next earbuds, what we’re calling AirPods Pro 2 and Apple will, I’m certain, name AirPods Pro second generation, there will be good news for those wanting a big step up in audio innovation. But there will be a sting in the tail, too, in the price. MORE FROM FORBES Apple AirPods Pro 2: Surprise New Look Signaled By Apple Insider By David Phelan That’s according to the latest blog post from @LeaksApplePro who, at iDropNews has an extensive look at what Apple is likely to reveal at its September event, expected to be the next big event after next month’s WWDC. As well as talking about the iPhone 14 , there are details of the Pro iPhones due to be announced and Apple Watch Series 8. But the author saves their biggest superlatives for AirPods Pro 2, saying, “The AirPods Pro 2 will be the biggest innovation in wireless earbuds since the original AirPods were introduced in 2016.” Recommended For You 1 Google Issues Warning For 2 Billion Chrome Users More stories like this Fewer stories like this 2 Forget The MacBook Pro, Apple Has Bigger Plans More stories like this Fewer stories like this 3 Google Discounts Pixel 6, Nest & Pixel Buds In Limited-Time Sale Event More stories like this Fewer stories like this Well, that’s quite something. Top among the reasons for liking the new earbuds is support of lossless audio, also rumored with other details here , which the new report explains is possible “thanks to a new codec, have a stemless design, and state-of-the-art noise-canceling technology.” The new design is intriguing and conforms to other leaks which suggest that Apple is eager to remove the stalk that sticks out of your ear. AirPods third-generation earbud (left), AirPods Pro earbud, right. What will AirPods Pro 2 look … [+] like? David Phelan It’s not certain that the new earbuds will be announced at the September event, with the writer claiming it depends on whether that event is online or in-person. I’m not sure that the reason given is valid, that online offers the capability for multiple events within a couple of months as Apple has routinely done that with in-person keynotes, but we’ll see. MORE FROM FORBES Apple iPhone 13 Suddenly Hit By “Very Nasty” New Problem, Insider Says By David Phelan On the other hand, the first AirPods Pro were revealed through a press release and behind-the-scenes private event on a small scale, so it’s highly possible that AirPods Pro 2 will be launched in a similar way. There’s also corroboration here of the rumor that Apple could use USB-C instead of Lightning in AirPods Pro 2, and you can read my reasons for thinking that will happen here . There are prototypes in existence with USB-C, @LeaksApplePro claims. And then there’s the bad news. The final line of the report reads: “I expect them to be available in white and cost around $299.” The color is hardly a surprise, but, oh boy, the price? That’s $50 above AirPods Pro. When Apple introduced AirPods third generation, they cost $179 with wireless charging case, which is $20 less than the second-generation with wireless charging case (though more than the second-gen model without wireless charging had previously been). So, I find the idea that Apple will bump up the price by $50 a little surprising. Also, there are reports that now the second-generation AirPods have dropped in price to $129, sales of the latest version have not been as strong as customers voted to get the cheaper AirPods instead. Of course, Apple will likely not keep the current AirPods Pro in the range when the next model is released, so that buyer’s dilemma won’t apply. Instead, customers will choose between the second- and third-generation models of AirPods, the over-ear AirPods Max and the brand-new AirPods Pro 2. More details as they emerge. MORE FROM FORBES Apple iOS 16 Leak Is Disappointing News For Millions Of iPhone Users By David Phelan David Phelan Editorial Standards Print Reprints & Permissions

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