Apple’s second-generation AirPods Pro is finally nearing its launch, and it’s expected to launch later this year. If you’re considering upgrading to the new AirPods Pro as soon as they’re released, keep reading for a list of five new features to expect.
In addition to the completely new features, the second generation AirPods Pro will likely adopt some of the features added to last year’s standard AirPods.
H2 . chip
The new AirPods Pro will have a Wireless chip ‘significantly upgraded’ Compared to the H1 chip in the original AirPods Pro, according to Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. The new chip can be described as the “H2 chip” in light of the improvements.
Kuo didn’t say what benefits the new chip would provide, but given that the H1 chip powers audio-related functions, the upgraded chip in the second-generation AirPods Pro could lead to improvements in sound quality, latency, active noise cancellation, transparency mode and features that Supported by Siri and more.
The upgraded chip can also be enabled Apple Lossless Audio Support.
Longer battery life
While there aren’t any confirmed rumors that the new AirPods Pro feature a longer battery life, it’s reasonable to expect improvements in this area given that it’s almost three years since the original AirPods Pro were launched.
Apple’s standard third-generation AirPods released last year offer up to six hours of listening time per charge, compared to up to 4.5 hours for current AirPods Pro devices. Even with Active Noise Cancellation and Transparency Mode turned off, AirPods Pro last up to five hours per charge, which is still less than third-generation AirPods.
Charging case improvements
It will be the new AirPods Pro charging case Able to make a sound, making it easier to locate the case when it is lost, according to Koe. AirPods Pro can already be tracked via the Find My app on the iPhone, but the charging case can’t play any sound.
The new AirPods Pro charging case is also likely to have an IPX4 water and sweat resistance Like the charging case for AirPods 3rd generation. Currently, only AirPods Pro headphones have water resistance and this is not the case.
The charging case is expected to be Stick to Lightning before switching to USB-C in 2023.
Enhanced in-ear detection
Another feature that the upcoming 3rd generation AirPods AirPods Pro is likely to adopt is Skin detection sensor for more accurate detection inside the ear Compared to the dual optical sensors of the original AirPods Pro.
Apple says the skin detection sensor “accurately distinguishes whether AirPods are in the ear — against a pocket or on a table — and pauses playback when removed.”
In May 2021, BloombergMark Gorman and Debbie Wu report that the second generation AirPods Pro will include “Updated motion sensors with a focus on fitness trackingBut the report did not provide any other details about the feature.
AirPods Pro are already equipped with an accelerometer for motion detection, and improvements to that sensor will likely allow some fitness tracking capabilities, but Apple’s exact plans are still not visible. On a potentially related note, iOS 16 allows the Fitness app to be so Use on iPhone without Apple Watch.
Design and release date
Back in 2020, Gorman Wu reported that Apple has I tested a more compact design For the new AirPods Pro that will eliminate stalks under the earbuds, similar to the Beats Studio Buds. However, recent rumors suggest that the second generation AirPods Pro won’t have any major changes to the outward-facing design.
AirPods Pro were introduced with an accessory Apple Newsroom Press Release on October 28, 2019 and released two days later. The new AirPods Pro are expected to be launched by the end of 2022, with the headphones likely to be released in September or October. AirPods Pro are currently priced at $249 in the US, although sellers like Amazon and Best Buy often discount them.
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