Apple may have just released AirPods Max, but it seems that Apple is already developing the next new version of its headset line, AirPods Pro, which may be the first time that multiple sizes have appeared.
The most recent information comes from Mr. White, a relatively reliable leaker who posted some Picture on Twitter AirPods Pro 2 components have a more compact design in various sizes. The strange thing is that Mr. White seems to falsely claim that the next-generation AirPods Pro will still use the “W2 chip” instead of the H1 wireless chip, but is actually the H1 wireless chip that powers the current AirPods Pro. In a subsequent tweet, Mr. While also added that “AirPods are not suitable for black”, indicating that the new model will be available only in white like the previous model.
In any case, the possible move of offering AirPods Pro in multiple sizes may be a great benefit to customers, because ensuring a good fit is essential to provide the best audio quality and active noise reduction performance. Currently, AirPods Pro comes with three pairs of earplugs of different sizes (small, medium and large), which can help adjust its fit to a certain extent, although for people like Gizmodo comment editor Alex “Tiny Ears” Cranz, two A different size may be a more meaningful choice.
In addition to exploring the manufacture of AirPods Pro 2 in multiple sizes, Mr. White’s leak also originated from Bloomberg It is claimed that Apple is also trying to make the AirPods Pro 2 more compact than before, which may reduce the stem size of the AirPods Pro (that is, the point where it looks like a Q-Tip sticking out the ears), although it is not yet clear Can these designs be used in the final retail model?
Unfortunately, the expected release date of AirPods Pro 2 is somewhat vague, and the only information so far is that they will be released sometime in 2021.
Among other Apple vulnerabilities, Apple patent Recently discovered Apple obtains new patent Used for a reconfigurable keyboard that uses a small display embedded in each key to dynamically change what you see based on your work or the application you are using. Although this is just a patent and may never disappear, after the launch of the Mac Touch Bar on the MacBook Pro in 2016, Apple’s patent seems to be Apple’s next reasonable step.
Recently, Apple has added features such as a dynamic mouse cursor to iPadOS, and by combining it with a new dynamic keyboard, Apple can overhaul its tablet and notebook product lines.In addition, when you look back at the history of the keyboard as a whole, the idea of a dynamic keyboard is something that many gadget designers have been dancing for years, and its history can be traced back to things like Optimus Maximus keyboard From 2008 to the latest iteration Razer Stalker Ultimate Edition with El Gato’s Stream Deck.
Although Apple’s patent specifically outlines products consisting of physical buttons, when we look to the future, many companies want to create Dual screen laptop Or a laptop with a foldable display and no physical keyboard Lenovo’s ThinkPad X1 folding, The idea of a dynamic touch screen keyboard becomes even more important, because they are almost necessary for any system that wants to get rid of traditional key switches and key caps.