Apple to launch new AirPods Pro later this month: Report
The next-generation of AirPods, Apple's wireless earphones, could launch as soon as this month. According to China Economic Daily, the new AirPods "will be unveiled at the end of October" with a new "Pro" moniker. The upcoming truly-wireless earphones are tipped to feature a new design, offer noise cancelation, and cost a lot more than the existing models. Here's everything you need to know.
AirPods Pro to feature a new design
According to the report, the Apple AirPods Pro "will adopt an in-ear design." This is not surprising given the existing models kind of already offer an in-ear fit. However, the next-generation model could feature a new metal design that will allow for improved heat dissipation and interchangeable rubber tips that will ensure a better fit as well as noise isolation.
New AirPods might also offer noise cancelation
According to some code snippets found in iOS 13.2, Apple's new AirPods will come with some new listening modes. One such new feature is the "focus mode" which could use active noise cancelation (ANC) to restrict ambient noise and help you "focus" on music, e-books or podcasts. ANC could also help improve call quality and overall music experience.
What else to expect from Apple AirPods 2?
The upcoming AirPods Pro will also pack a new chip that will enable better connectivity as well as inbuilt voice activation for summoning Siri. Apart from the new design and features, we expect the new AirPods to offer improved water-resistance, better battery life, and refined sound drivers for better audio quality. Further, Apple will most certainly offer fast charging as well as wireless charging.
AirPods Pro to cost over $250
According to the report, the Apple AirPods Pro will come at a price of around $260 (Rs. 18,500), making them more expensive than the second-generation model, which costs Rs. 12,900 with a standard charging case and Rs. 14,900 with a wireless charging case.