According to Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the AirPods Pro 2 will begin shipping in 2022 with a revamped form factor that is more similar to the Beats Fit Pro from 2021. Thus, these earbuds will most likely have an in-ear design without the need for sterns. This would necessitate alterations to the charging case for the AirPods.
Reports say it will remain 21 mm thick and 46 x 54 x 46 inches in length and width, according to the latest information available at the time of publication. For contrast, the current AirPods Pro charging case is 45.2mm tall and 60.6mm wide. In June, 52audio released a fresh leak about the AirPods Pro 2, which suggests that the ear tips will be different from the current model. As a result of this leak, 52audio was also responsible for predicting the design of the AirPods 3.
Apple may continue to offer the AirPods Pro 2 in only one color, but neither a leaker nor an analyst has predicted further color options for the device as of right now.
According to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who broke the news first, Apple plans to add Lossless capabilities to the AirPods Pro 2. In an interview scheduled for release before the end of 2021, the AirPods’ creator discussed the limitations of Bluetooth.
In the opinion of Gary Geaves, Apple’s vice president of acoustics, the business would prefer a wireless standard that gives more bandwidth. For the AirPods Pro 2, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo claims that Apple will incorporate a new standard that will allow for lossless compatibility with the devices.
The original AirPods Pro became available at the end of 2019 for the first time. According to Ming-Chi Kuo, production of the AirPods Pro 2 is expected to begin in the second half of 2017. He also mentions that the AirPods Pro 2 will be made in Vietnam, showing that Apple is less dependent on China for its manufacturing. As previously reported by the Wall Street Journal, Apple has informed suppliers of its plans to relocate manufacturing from China to facilities in Vietnam and India. This has now been verified by Apple.