It has been a while since Apple’s AirPods Pro was launched. For those who have been looking forward to an update to the earbuds, you might be interested to learn that the second-gen AirPods Pro could be launching in the fourth quarter of 2022.
This is according to an investor’s note by analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, in which the oft-accurate analyst believes that the AirPods Pro 2 could be launching towards the end of 2022. Given that Apple usually hosts an iPhone event in the later part of the year, it makes sense that Apple would announce the new and updated earbuds alongside the new iPhones.
As it stands, the current AirPods Pro is fine the way it is. It is simple enough where it comes with better audio quality compared to the regular AirPods and has noise-cancelling features. However, if the rumors are to be believed, the AirPods Pro 2 could actually be quite the substantial upgrade where it could come with health tracking features built into it.
It has also been rumored to come with a new chip that supposedly improves connectivity with devices. In any case, we have pretty much an entire year to wait for the new model, so until then it’s probably best to take this report with a grain of salt for now, but it might be worth holding out for the new model if there is no immediate need for you to get a new pair of earbuds.