According to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, AirPods Pro 2 will be announced at the key event of Manzana on September 7 along with the iPhone 14 and the Apple Watch Series 8. The exhibition will take place in person for the first time since 2019 at the Steve Jobs Theater in Apple Park, and TechMarkup will cover the event minute by minute.
Gurman explained, in his Sunday newsletter titled Power On, that Apple hopes to make an official announcement about the highly anticipated new AirPods Pro 2 headphones. He also did not give information about the price, although it would remain at $249.
Apple has been working on the AirPods Pro 2 since 2020, when it was leaked that they will have a new, more compact design, almost eliminating the body, similar to the Beats Studio Buds. But recently it is said that they will not have significant aesthetic changes.
These are all the improvements that would come with the AirPods Pro 2
AirPods Pro 2 will arrive with a bunch of big improvements, including a new H2 wireless chip. The new hardware will provide a better sound quality and lower latency. Also, improvements to active noise cancellation, transparency mode, interaction with Siri and the quality of the Bluetooth connection.
It will also come with battery improvements, incorporating the improvements and innovations seen in AirPods 3, with up to 6 hours of battery life. AirPods Pro with noise cancellation offers 5 hours of battery life.
The box will also be different of the loudspeakers to be able to locate them in case of loss. Although now the AirPods Pro, out of the box, can be located using the Search. But when they are in the box, therefore charging, no.
Regarding the use of USB-C port to load, that probably won’t happen. It will keep the Lightning port and will change in 2023, according to rumors from reliable sources.
Another aspect of the improvement of the AirPods Pro 2 case is its IPX-4 water and dust resistance. Something that in the case of the AirPods 3 already has to offer.
will also add skin detection in hearing aids. In this way they can distinguish if they are in a person’s ear, or if they are simply hidden in a box, in a pocket or on a surface. This also has the AirPods 3.
It is also possible that, if the rumors published by Mark Gurman are true, AirPods 2 Pro will integrate the monitoring of physical activity. It should be remembered that the AirPods Pro already have an accelerometer.
If Apple tries to hone its accuracy and increase the battery life of its devices, it could be used to devices: could become an active tracking method.
The second would have to do with the capacity of iOS 16 to provide the possibility to activate the Exercise application without matching the iPhone with the Apple Watch.
While they may still be the best everyday headphones available today, the AirPods Pro need an update sooner rather than later. They were announced via a press release in late October 2019 and went on sale two days later.
Mark Gurman didn’t say when the new headphones will go on sale, but they will most likely be available in October or November.