AirPods Pro 2 tipped for end of 2022 by Ming-Chi Kuo

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What you need to know

  • A new report says AirPods Pro 2 are coming next year.
  • Ming-Chi Kuo says the next generation will launch in Q4 of 2022.
  • They could feature a "significantly upgraded" main chip.

A new report says that Apple is planning to launch new AirPods Pro at the end of 2022.

In a note seen by iMore Kuo writes:

We expect Apple will launch AirPods Pro 2 in 4Q22, and the main chip may be significantly upgraded. Luxshare is the NPI supplier of this product.

That would mean Apple could replace its current best true wireless earbuds with a new version that may have a much improved main chip. This upgrade could pertain to either improved connectivity or range, or perhaps audio quality and battery management. Apple's AirPods Pro already feature active noise cancelation and adaptive EQ, as well as in-ear detection.

Today Kuo also claimed Apple would release three new versions of the Apple Watch in 2022, a new Series 8, Apple Watch SE, and a more rugged 'extreme sports edition.

He also reports that a new iPhone SE is on the way in 2022, with a larger model coming in 2023. Finally, he reports that Apple's AR headset will start production at the end of next year, but that a newer version in 2024 will be much lighter and have an improved battery life.

Apple recently released AirPods 3, with a new design reminiscent of AirPods Pro, and featuring adaptive EQ as well as spatial audio. Apple's AirPods Pro are a couple of years old now, with an update next year a very welcome prospect.

Stephen Warwick
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