Earlier this week, Apple officially announced their third-gen AirPods. For those who can appreciate the better audio quality and noise-cancelling features of the AirPods Pro and are wondering what will launch, last we heard it could be in 2022, and now alleged images of the earphones have leaked online.
This is according to a post by MacRumors who say that they were sent the images by a source calling themselves Xerxes. They note that this source doesn’t have an established track record so it’s hard to say if this leak is accurate, but they were told that it was obtained from an “Apple internal source”,
Assuming the images are real, it seems that the changes to the AirPods Pro 2 are minimal at best. The earbuds themselves don’t appear to look any different from its predecessor, and that the most obvious change would be to the case. The images show speaker holes at the bottom of the case where presumably they will be used to play a sound when trying to locate the earbuds using Apple’s Find My network.
There is also a small metal loop on the side which is where you could attach a strap. As MacRumors notes, this would be a first for Apple as it has not been used on other AirPods before, which in a way casts some doubt on the legitimacy of the images, but at the same time, we suppose anything’s possible.
Take it with a heavy dose of salt for now, but hopefully we’ll have more news about the AirPods Pro 2 in the near future.