Apple AirPods Pro 2 release date, rumours, features and specs

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(Pocket-lint) - Apple's AirPods Pro came retired astatine the extremity of October 2019, offering a antithetic plan to the original AirPods, on with sweat and h2o resistance, customised fit, progressive sound cancellation and precocious on-device controls. 

What mightiness their successor bring to the enactment though? Here is everything we person heard truthful acold astir the 2nd procreation of Apple AirPods Pro, which we are calling AirPods Pro 2. If you privation to cognize astir the 3rd procreation of modular AirPods, you tin read our abstracted feature.

Release day and price

  • 2022?
  • $249

A report from Bloomberg originally suggested the Apple AirPods Pro 2 could beryllium released successful 2021, with different sources suggesting it volition beryllium the second fractional of 2021, perchance adjacent aboriginal 2022. There person besides been suggestions of precocious 2022 though, truthful the merchandise day is presently a small up successful the air. Some speculation adjacent suggests to expect AirPods Pro 2 successful 2021, and a 2nd update successful 2022.

Apple has an lawsuit planned for 18 October, wherever it is expected to merchandise caller MacBook Pros. It's of people imaginable the AirPod Pro 2 headphones whitethorn look astatine this event, though thing is known arsenic yet.

In presumption of price, it's been claimed the AirPods Pro 2 volition outgo $249 successful the US, which is the aforesaid arsenic the existent AirPods Pro cost. 

Design

  • Rounder 
  • No stem
  • Two sizes

The AirPods Pro diagnostic a smaller and much compact plan to the archetypal AirPods, on with customized acceptable earbuds, though the 2nd gen exemplary is said to beryllium much compact still. 

It's claimed the plan could spell down the Samsung Galaxy Bud route, eliminating the stem wholly and connection a much rounded signifier that fills much of the user's ear. It's besides been claimed they could travel successful 2 size options.

Other reports person suggested the plan volition beryllium somewhat antithetic to the existent AirPods Pro but not significantly.

Features

  • Noise cancellation
  • Adaptive EQ
  • Sweat and h2o resistance
  • Health monitoring

Similar features to the existent AirPods Pro are expected successful the adjacent procreation model, including sound cancellation, adaptive EQ and h2o and sweat resistance.  

There is immoderate speech that the AirPods Pro 2 could travel with wellness monitoring features, specified arsenic the quality to show bosom rate, observe caput question and number steps. Though determination is besides speech that these features whitethorn beryllium recovered connected the 3rd procreation of AirPods Pro, alternatively than the 2nd we are talking astir successful this feature.

It's besides been said the sound cancellation volition amended somewhat and ambient airy sensors volition beryllium connected board.

Hardware

  • New wireless chip
  • Battery improvements

It's said the 2nd procreation of AirPods Pro volition travel with a caller wireless spot - said to beryllium called the W2 - which is besides said to beryllium recovered wrong the rumoured AirPods 3

Along with a caller wireless spot - which though unconfirmed seems reasonably apt - artillery improvements person besides been reported. There has besides been a proposition that the charging lawsuit volition beryllium somewhat redesigned, with the aforesaid 21mm thickness but with a tallness of 46mm and width of 54mm.

Apple AirPod Pro 2 rumours: What's happened truthful far?

This is everything we person heard truthful acold regarding the Apple AirPods Pro 2.

8 October 2021: Apple AirPods Pro 2 whitethorn not get until precocious 2022, but are expected to diagnostic improved sound cancelling

Industry leaker AppleLeaksPro claimed the AirPods Pro 2 won't look until Q3 of 2022. Previously helium had claimed Q4 of 2021 oregon Q1 of 2022.

Let maine update this report. Not coming until Q3 2022 https://t.co/O3FNmnS4S2

— LeaksApplePro (@LeaksApplePro) October 7, 2021

28 May 2021: Apple's 2022 AirPods Pro mightiness diagnostic fitness-tracking question sensors

Bloomberg reiterated that AirPods 3 and AirPods Pro 2 volition onshore this year, but apparently, they'll beryllium updated again adjacent year, with the Pro exemplary gaining question sensors with fittingness tracking features. Apple has besides considered eliminating the stems from the AirPods Pro apparently.

27 January 2021: Apple AirPods Pro 2 could beryllium coming soon, different study suggests

A study from Digitimes claims the AirPods Pro 2 are acceptable to motorboat successful the archetypal fractional of 2021 aft a flash retention supplier was said to beryllium ramping up production.

10 January 2021: Apple AirPods Pro 2 to motorboat successful April 2021

A study from Macotakara claims the AirPods Pro 2 could get successful April 2021, alongside the iPhone SE. The charging lawsuit is said to person a caller plan that volition stay 21mm thick, but volition beryllium 46mm precocious and 54mm wide.

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26 October 2020: Apple Plans Smaller AirPods Pro

Bloomberg's Mark Gurman reported that Apple was moving connected a smaller mentation of the AirPods Pro headphones without a stem and they were owed to get sometime successful 2021.

19 October 2020: AirPods Pro 2 specs, merchandise day and terms leak connected Twitter

Twitter users LeaksApplePro claimed to cognize a fewer details coming to the 2nd procreation AirPods Pro. 

AirPods Pro gen 2
-249$
-Better artillery life
-A spot amended of sound cancelling.
-Ambient airy sensors.
Overall, a not truthful large update, much of similar the AirPods gen 2 implicit AirPods gen 1.
Expect them to merchandise successful Q4 2021 oregon Q1 2022.

— LeaksApplePro (@LeaksApplePro) October 19, 2020

22 July 2020: Analyst predicts Q4 for AirPods Pro 2

MacRumors reported that Apple expert Ming-Chi Kuo has predicted the AirPods Pro 2 volition spell into wide accumulation successful Q4 of 2021 to Q1 of 2022. The study besides discussed wellness monitoring features.

22 July 2020: AirPods assemblers gearing up for accumulation successful Vietnam

According to Digitimes, Apple is readying to uncover the 2nd procreation of AirPods Pro successful the 2nd fractional of 2021.

Writing by Britta O'Boyle. Originally published connected 3 November 2020.

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