It has been over two years since Apple launched the AirPods Pro, and while the wireless earbuds haven't been updated since then, rumors suggest that second-generation AirPods Pro will finally be released next year.
Silicone ear tips, active noise cancellation, and a Conversation boost feature are some of the key features of the current AirPods Pro. Apple's AirPods Pro are competing with the likes of Amazon's Echo Buds.
We've been hearing rumors about the second-generation AirPods Pro since shortly after the original ones launched, so keep reading to find out when the new one will likely be released and what new features we can expect.
The second release of the AirPods Pro 2.
There were rumors that the new AirPods Pro would launch in the first six months of 2022.
In a research note earlier this month, an analyst said he expects Apple to launch the second-generation AirPods Pro in the fourth quarter of 2022, which runs from October through December of the year.
The original AirPods Pro was announced in the fourth quarter on Apple's website.
Should you wait until the new ones are released or buy the Pro now? You can catch up on rumored features.
There are rumors about the new AirPods Pro 2.
According to Mark Gurman and Debby Wu, Apple has tested a more compact design for the new AirPods Pro that would eliminate the stems that drop below the earbuds. If this is the final design, the new AirPods Pro could look similar to Apple's Beats Studio Buds.
The new AirPods Pro will have motion sensors for fitness tracking, according to Gurman and Wu.
The new AirPods Pro will have an upgraded H1 chip compared to the current one, according to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. Improvements to this technology could result in improved battery life for longer listening time per charge.
It is likely that the next AirPods Pro will have a water-resistant charging case, like the third-generation AirPods charging case.
If you decide to purchase the AirPods Pro now instead of waiting, be aware that they are often on sale on Amazon for significantly less than Apple's regular $249 price, so be sure to monitor our Apple Deals.
Check out the second edition of the AirPods Pro.