Rumored drip-feeds on Apple’s new earbuds have to unfold leaked pictures and design info. Now, Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman reports that the new AirPods and AirPods pro can land during this year and 2022 respectively.
According to folks familiar with the plans, the latter can have updated motion sensors along with fitness tracking allowances.
Considering Apple’s concentrate on health – together with its fitness + exercise video service that syncs with the Apple Watch and Apple Music – the update makes sense.
Sources also told Gurman that Apple has considered a change in the design of the AirPods Pro that eliminates the stems.
It reportedly plans to take a look at the new Beats-branded wireless earbuds to be announced next month – the same one LeBron James would have worn in a recent Instagram fit photo.
Meanwhile, the report reiterates the long-standing rumor that Apple is planning to shorten the trunk on the base AirPods to replicate additionally of its premium siblings.
There have conjointly been conflicting reports on whether earbuds can support active noise cancellation (ANC). For his part, Gurman had additionally declared that he wouldn’t get an increase in sound quality, whereas 52Audio (which leaked a picture of the alleged AirPods) said adding the ANC was “highly probable”.
However, they’ll not launch with a brand new pair of AirPods max. Instead, Apple is considering new colors for over-ear headphones released in Dec.
The company has also begun development on the new hybrid HomePod accessories, that were recently reported to figure. These include an Apple TV box with a speaker-associated camera (presumably almost like a Roku streambar) and a separate high-end speaker with an iPad for a show that might be positioned as a challenger to Amazon’s Echo Show.