The AirPods Pro 2 and AirPods Max are rumored to be refreshed in the fall, the iPhone 15 is supposed to gain USB-C, Apple has certainly focused on advertising revenue, Google introduces the Pixel 7 and Pixel Watch, and we say farewell to the iPod. Listen to this week’s episode of the AppleInsider Podcast.
Apple is expected to update its AirPods Pro and AirPods Max in the fall, according to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman. The AirPods Pro may have a stemless design, lossless audio playback capability, better on-device intelligence, and health-related improvements in the near future.
According to Gurman, the AirPods Max will be available in a wider variety of colors later in the year.
In the meantime, a display analyst Ross Young has tweeted that the upcoming iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max will feature ever so slightly larger screens than their predecessors, housing the new pill and hole cutout instead of the present notch. As recently as this week, expert Ming Chi-Kuo predicted that the iPhone 15 could be the first model to use a USB-C port rather than Lightning.
Instead of speculation, Apple stated that SVP Eddie Cue is directing the company’s streaming and advertising efforts. Apple presently sells advertising space on the App Store and in Apple News. It is possible that Apple Podcasts could soon have advertisements as a means of promoting the shows of its creators.
It was also announced this week at Google’s annual I/O conference that the Pixel 6a and Pixel Buds Pro will be released. Additionally, the Pixel 7 and the first-ever Pixel Watch have been promised for release later this year.
In addition, Google said that it will release a Pixel tablet in 2023 and showed a concept film for augmented reality glasses that will be released in the near future.
Final farewell to Apple’s iPod, which first appeared in 2001 and quickly became a cultural touchstone. Raise a glass, iPod! Finally, after 21 years of continuous production, Apple’s US online shop is out of stock of the final iPod touch edition.