Leaker Mr-white, who shared accurate details about Apple’s product plans in the past, today posted images of the alleged internal hardware on Twitter. These images will be used in the second-generation AirPods Pro earbuds and are expected to be sometime in 2021. release.
In the photo below, the hardware on the right of the image seems to be the current “AirPods Pro” hardware, while the hardware on the right is designed for the next generation of “AirPods Pro”. The cables come in two different sizes, Mr. White suggested, which indicates that “AirPods Pro” 2 may come in two sizes.
Rumors from Bloomberg It is recommended that the second-generation “AirPods Pro” will adopt a more compact design to eliminate the short poles protruding from the bottom. The circular shape of the “AirPods Pro” is more similar to the earplugs of companies such as Google and Samsung. For this design, it may make sense to provide different sizes for better fit.
It is said that Apple is working to shrink AirPods to a suitable size to eliminate the chimney, so there is a chance that it will not happen, which may explain why the hardware design shared by Mr. White looks like the current “AirPods Pro” hardware.
There are rumors that “AirPods Pro” will be equipped with a new wireless chip. Mr. White said that the new “AirPods Pro” still has a “W2 chip”, but it is not clear what this means. The H1 processor used by the current “AirPods Pro” does have a wireless chip, which is a successor to the original W1 chip in the first generation of “AirPods”, so W2 here may refer to H1, indicating that there is no new wireless chip technology.
Mr. White has shared accurate Apple details in the past, but it is not always correct. Earlier this year, Mr. White shared an image of a braided cable, said to be used in the iPhone 12 lineup, but it did not succeed. He also said that Apple is developing a black Apple Pencil and has not yet appeared. However, he did share an early leak of Apple’s iPhone 12 casing and display unit, which is accurate.
There is no exact date when the updated version “AirPods Pro” will be released, but it is expected that the updated headset will be released sometime in 2021.