The new generation AirPods Pro 2 would be presented this Wednesday together with the iPhone 14 and the new Apple Watch.
The day after tomorrow, on Wednesday, September 7, 2022, at 7:00 PM, Apple will hold its ‘Far Out’ event. The big eye-catcher is of course the iPhone 14, but we also knew that Apple plans to introduce the new Apple Watch. According to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, another product will be added: the AirPods Pro 2.
The first-generation AirPods were introduced in October 2019. They were Apple’s first earphones with Active Noise Canceling (ANC). Almost 3 years later, it’s time for a long-awaited update. On the wish list of the Apple fans are: a new design without ‘sticks’, USB-C and an improved audio quality.
When the original AirPods first hit the market, the design was not immediately popular. The charging case was compared to a box of dental floss and the earbuds themselves to the attachments of electric toothbrushes. Apple improved that design with the AirPods Pro and AirPods 3 by making the sticks a bit shorter. Now fans are dreaming of a stickless design, but according to Apple source Kuo, the design of the earbuds with the new AirPods Pro 2 remains unchanged for the time being.
What does seem to change is the charging case. It would be a bit bigger and also be equipped with small speakers for the ‘Find my’ function. With that feature, you can locate your AirPods by having them play a beep when you’re nearby. The Apple experts do not fully agree about the USB-C connection. Kuo suspects that this will only come with the transition to the iPhone 15. According to 52audio, Apple would already switch to the new charging cable.
What we do know for 100% is that the sound quality of the AirPods 2 will be a lot better. Apple will provide the new earphones with the improved H1 chip. This should ensure a more stable and efficient wireless connection. The new bluetooth 5.2 support will ensure a higher data transfer and therefore better music and call quality. Whether the higher data transfer will be sufficient for lossless audio remains a question mark for a while.