Apple launched the AirPods Pro with ANC in October 2019. The company switched to an in-ear design for better noise isolation. Now, a leak for the second-gen AirPods Pro has surfaced online and it seems like Apple might be planning to launch them in two sizes.
Apple is rumored to change the design of the Airpods with the next iteration, and as per rumors, the Californian based Cupertino is working on two models, third-generation entry-level Airpods and the second version of Airpods Pro.
As per speculations, they are trying to eliminate or minimize the elongated stem of the Airpods and introduce a much more compact design, similar to Samsung Galaxy buds or Google Pixel Buds that comes in a somewhat spherical or rounded shape.
Therefore, AirPods Pro 2 can also be rounded. But chances are there that, compact size may alter its performance.
The first image has the next-gen AirPods hardware (blue enclosure) shows next to the current-gen AirPods (silver). You can see that the next-gen hardware cables will come in two different sizes.
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This could mean two things. First, Apple could launch AirPods Pro 2 in two different sizes to enable buyers to pick the size that fits their ears.
Second, which seems more reasonable, is that the Cupertino giant may update both its standard and Pro variants to the in-ear design that has been rumored for quite some time now. Thus, it might come in two sizes and cater to two different types of users.
The tipster further reveals that AirPods Pro 2 will come with Apple’s H1 chip. It will support Bluetooth 5.0, low-latency, and hands-free ‘Hey Siri’ among other things. The H1 chip will be an upgrade over the W1 chip that is found aboard the original AirPods.
So, are you thrilled about the launch of two new AirPods this year or next year?