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AirPods Pro 2 unlikely to receive two rumored upgrades

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Airpods Pro 2 (Image credit: 52Audio)

What you need to know

  • Apple is expected to unveil the second-generation AirPods Pro this fall.
  • There were rumors that health features like temperature and heart rate monitoring might come to the new model.
  • Bloomberg's Mark Gurman is now casting doubt on those rumors.

We might have a few more years to wait until your AirPods act as a health-monitoring device.

There have been a lot of rumors building around the release of AirPods Pro 2. The upcoming headphones are expected to get USB-C, fast charging, and lossless audio. One of those reports also claimed that the upcoming headphones will be able to detect your heart rate.

Unfortunately, one of the most accurate leakers in the Apple community is casting doubt on that last one. In the latest edition of Mark Gurman's "Power On" newsletter, the reporter says that both heart rate and body temperature monitoring, two features that are rumored to be coming to AirPods, are unlikely to debut in the AirPods Pro 2.

Over the past few months, there have been rumors about this year's model gaining the ability to determine a wearer's heart rate or body temperature. I'm told that neither feature is likely to arrive in the 2022 upgrade, though both enhancements have been explored inside the company and could arrive one day.

Airpods Pro

Airpods Pro (Image credit: 52Audio)

While the new AirPods Pro may not have heart rate and body temperature monitoring, one report says that they will get an update to Conversation Boost that will essentially allow wearers to use their earbuds as a hearing aid.

If you'd rather not wait for AirPods Pro 2 and pick up a pair now, check out our list of the Best AirPods deals for Prime Day 2022.

Originally written November 2019.

Joe Wituschek
Joe Wituschek

Joe Wituschek is a Contributor at iMore. With over ten years in the technology industry, one of them being at Apple, Joe now covers the company for the website. In addition to covering breaking news, Joe also writes editorials and reviews for a range of products. He fell in love with Apple products when he got an iPod nano for Christmas almost twenty years ago. Despite being considered a "heavy" user, he has always preferred the consumer-focused products like the MacBook Air, iPad mini, and iPhone 13 mini. He will fight to the death to keep a mini iPhone in the lineup. In his free time, Joe enjoys video games, movies, photography, running, and basically everything outdoors.