In this article, we will cover everything about the coming soon gadget – Apple AirPods Pro 2 expected price, release date 2022, features, and design.
Almost two and a half years ago, in October 2019, Apple introduced AirPods Pro and this was a massive hit among people. After almost a year of the launch, Apple’s analyst Minch-Chi Kuo forecasted his prediction about the second generation of AirPods Pro, aka AirPods Pro 2.
Since then, fans are just speculating what they might get in the AirPods Pro 2. Last year, in 2021, Apple launched a new version of AirPods but kept the AirPods Pro’s topic untouched.
However, in the May newsletter, Bloomberg’s Apple expert Mark Gurman said, “The batteries are already probably in trouble for some early adopters,” which indicates that there are good chances that we might see the next installment of AirPods Pro this fall. This will also be the third anniversary of AirPods Pro.
In addition to that, there are also tons of rumors about the upcoming AirPods Pro 2 – both about the inside and the outside. Below, we have covered all the latest information about the AirPods Pro 2 that we have received so far, all the latest hints, price predictions, leaks, and more.
Apple AirPods Pro 2 Release Date (2022)
So, let’s start with one of the most popular questions about AirPods Pro 2 – what’s the release date?
AirPods Pro 2 was first rumored to launch in April 2021, and one of the strong reasons for that rumor was Apple’s analyst Minch-Chi Kuo’s prediction about the AirPods Pro 2. Minch-Chi didn’t predict the launch of the AirPods Pro 2; instead, he speculated what we might see in the all-new AirPods Pro 2, 2022.
Sadly, that was just a rumor, and Apple didn’t even mention AirPods Pro 2. People then speculated that AirPods Pro 2 might be introduced at Apple’s Unleashed event held in October 2021, but that didn’t happen, either.
However, this time, Minch-Chi Kuo came up with another prediction that says “AirPods Pro 2 will enter mass production in Vietnam in 2H22, a successful case of mass production of Apple’s major products outside China.”
In the following thread, he added, “I predict the charging case of AirPods Pro 2 will still support Lightning, not USB-C.”
If we follow his Twitter thread, he didn’t mention the launch date of AirPods Pro 2 anywhere. But if AirPods Pro 2 will enter mass production, it is quite expected that AirPods Pro 2 will be available this fall.
The latest rumor about the release date of Apple AirPods Pro 2 is 13 September 2022, along with iPhone 14, Apple Watch 8, and other Apple products. This release date is based on the latest rumor that claims that Apple is going to host an event in “Week 37” of 2022 to unveil the iPhone 14 and Apple Watch 8.
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AirPods Pro 2 Expected Price
There haven’t been many rumors about the pricing of the AirPods Pro 2, but considering that it is one of Apple’s premium line products, it is not going to be available at a cheaper price point.
The OG AirPods Pro, which was launched in October 2019, was launched at a price point of $249. However, during sales and deals, you can get these AirPods Pro at as low as $180-$220.
Considering all this, Apple Pro 2 is expected to be available at a price point of $299 to $349. This price can surely be slightly more or less, but AirPods Pro 2’s price will most likely fall in this category.
AirPods Pro 2 – Design
There are so many rumors about the design of the AirPods Pro 2, and the majority of them suggest that this time, Apple will go with a “big redesign” for the all-new AirPods Pro 2.
One of the most prevalent rumors about the AirPods Pro 2 design says that Apple will go for a stem-less design, giving AirPods Pro 2 a completely new, rounder, and smaller design.
Even though that sounds too exciting, it will be very challenging for Apple to include noise-cancellations, microphones, and wireless antennas into a smaller design.
In addition, there is also a rumor that says AirPods Pro 2 will have skin-detect sensors, similar to AirPods 3, that will be used as a replacement for optical sensors used in OG AirPods Pro.
Considering all these things, the rumors of AirPods Pro 2 having a stem-less design don’t sound feasible. However, we cannot challenge Apple as they can do anything.
Besides, there are some rumors about the case design, but most of those rumors say that the AirPods Pro 2 case will look like the OG AirPods Pro’s case but with some additional tweaks. These tweaks will include speaker holes at the bottom of the case, a new “Find My” feature, and a metal hoop at the side of the case.
AirPods Pro 2 – Features
The all-new AirPods Pro 2 is expected to offer improved active noise cancellation and battery life. Some leaks suggest that AirPods Pro will boast “ambient light sensors” that will help you track your heart rate, blood oxygen levels, and more. The famous Apple analyst, Ming-Chi Kuo, backed this rumor by saying that “Apple AirPods Pro 2 will have some innovative features that will include health tracking.”
However, another famous Apple analyst, Mark Gurman from Bloomberg, said that “this built-in heart rate sensor and body temperature feature are not likely available in 2022’s AirPods Pro 2.”However, he further added, saying that “this doesn’t mean these features will be scrapped, and these features might arrive in future upgrades.”
Besides that, there is a very strong leak about the AirPods Pro 2 case that says the AirPods Pro 2’s case will now have a USB-C instead of Apple’s lightning connectivity. This leak is nearly confirmed because of the new EU agreement that says “USB-C is mandatory for all devices.”
Another rumor about AirPods Pro 2 features include that these earbuds will have lossless audio support via optical audio transmission. However, if Apple includes this feature in AirPods Pro 2, the price of the earbuds will go much higher than expected.
Any news about new version of AirPods Pro 2 on upcoming #AppleEvent?
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Apple is currently working on beta firmware updates for all Apple Developer Program members, offering them a sneak peek of what new features to expect.
As per the first beta firmware update, we can see some features like spatial sound in FaceTime, ambient noise reduction, and a Conversation Boost function to improve the volume of conversations. Since these features are available in beta firmware testing, we can expect to have these in upgraded AirPods Pro 2.
However, at the end of the day, it is entirely on Apple whether they want to include these features or not.
Final words – AirPods Pro 2 News
So, this was a detailed article covering every single rumor that we heard about Apple AirPods Pro 2.
AirPods Pro 2 are undoubtedly the most anticipated earbuds, even though they are not even launched yet, and we don’t even have any confirmed information on whether they will be available this year. We are just relying on rumors, hoping that we will see them in the market this year.
As I’ve already said a couple of times, no matter how reliable the source is or what they claim to know about Apple’s upcoming products, as long as Apple doesn’t confirm anything about the upcoming product, take everything with a spoonful of salt.
With that said, here I am wrapping up this article. If you have any questions, feel free to shoot them in the comment section below. Our team will try to respond ASAP.