Apple may release 2nd generation AirPods Pro and new iPhone SE in April

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AirPods Pro (Image credit: Daniel Bader / iMore)

What you need to know

  • Apple may launch its next generation of AirPods Pro in April.
  • The company may also release a new iPhone SE.

As reported by Mac Otakara, Apple may release a new generation of AirPods Pro and its iPhone SE in April of this year. While details of what might be in store for a new iPhone SE are lacking, there is some information on what might be expected for the next generation of AirPods Pro.

According to sources, the new AirPods Pro will feature a new design for the charging case. Specifically, the case will now be 46mm high and 54mm wide.

Chinese suppliers have told us that the AirPods Pro (2nd generation), which will be released in April 2021 at the same time as the iPhone SE (3rd generation), will have a new design for the charging case, which will remain 21mm thick, but will be 46mm high and 54mm wide, sources said.

Air Pods Pro on stage

Air Pods Pro on stage (Image credit: Rene Ritchie / iMore)

The current AirPods Pro charging case is 60mm wide and a little over 45mm high, so it appears the next generation will get a little bit smaller. This will be good news for almost everyone, as many people have wished the AirPods Pro case more closely resembled the regular AirPods case.

Apple's next generation of AirPods Pro is expected to feature a new design that may remove the stems entirely from the earbuds. One report speculated that the new headphones could come in two sizes based on some potentially leaked components. Other reports believe that the AirPods Pro released in April could be less of an upgrade to the existing earbuds and more of an "AirPods Pro Lite" that drop the noise cancellation feature.

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.