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AirPods Pro 2, New AirPods Max Colours Reportedly Coming in the Fall: Report

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In this week’s edition of his Power On newsletter, Bloomberg‘s Mark Gurman said he expects Apple to unveil the long-rumoured second-generation AirPods Pro sometime this fall (via MacRumors).

Rumours of a successor to the hugely successful AirPods Pro that launched in the fall of 2019 have been swirling around since as far back as October 2020. Recent reports seem to be converging around a 2022 launch for the next-gen premium wireless earbuds,  with fellow Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo predicting a late 2022 announcement.

Gurman in his latest newsletter said:

Look out for new AirPods Pro in the fall. The current model has been on the market since fall of 2019, so the batteries are already probably in trouble for some early adopters. Also look out for an AirPods Max refresh with new colors (and, we hope, a price drop—$550 is absurd for those headphones).

Apple’s second-generation AirPods Pro are expected to feature a refreshed design, an updated chip, a couple of speakers inside the case for improved discoverability, and support for Lossless Audio.

Back in May 2021, Gurman said Apple could also bake health and fitness tracking improvements into the AirPods Pro 2.

Gurman doesn’t think Apple will actually change anything about the AirPods Max, sticking only to introducing some new colourways. The analyst didn’t even offer up a likely launch timeline for these new colour options. Late last year, 9to5Mac shared a concept of what new colours for the AirPods Max could look like.

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