AirPods Pro 2, Apple headphones, and Airpods 3 have been leaked, and here’s everything we know about the new Airpods model coming soon.
When are the AirPods 2, Apple headphones, and Airpods Airpods 3 coming out?
According to a top analyst, It is believed that the Apple AirPods 3, a second-generation version of the premium AirPods Pro and a pair of over-ear Apple headphones are all launching within the next year and a half.
As reported by 9to5Mac, Ming-Chi Kuo detailed the imminent expansion of Apple’s AirPods brand. According to Kuo, It is expected that the company will launch 3 different wireless audio products between now and the end of 2021. Following the debut of Apple’s over-ear headphone, we could expect the upcoming next-generation AirPods and AirPods Pro a few months later.
If her words are correct, Apple’s first pair of over-ear cans will enter production over the summer. While this timeframe lines up with the probable iPhone 12 fall keynote, it contradicts a previous leak from Jon Prosser, who tweeted earlier this month that ‘Apple Over-Ear Headphones’ could be on the slate for WWDC 2020.
Apple’s new over-ear headphones will reportedly feature swappable pads and be offered in two different base models. According to Bloomberg, the more elevated pair of the Apple headphones will be crafted from “leather-like fabrics,” while the sportier pair should feature more “breathable materials.”
By the sounds of it, these cans are aiming to dethrone the Bose 700 for the title of best headphones.
AirPods 3 and AirPods Pro 2 are also in the works, though we likely won’t see them until next year. Kuo says the third-generation AirPods will go into production sometime in the “first half of 2021,” while AirPods Pro 2 could enter production as soon as late 2021.
The revelation of AirPods Pro 2 is just the latest device name to join the swarm of leaks and rumors regarding Apple’s growing audio division. Along with the Pro 2, AirPods 3, and Apple Over-Ear Headphones, we’ve learned about headphones called the AirPods Pro Lite and AirPods X. Pretty confusing, we know.
There’s a high chance that two or more these titles belong to the same products. Kuo, who has long been a reputable source for impending Apple launches, is doubtful of an all-new, AirPods-style device coming soon.
The analyst even said something like the AirPods Pro Lite (a supposed sportier, wired version of AirPods) would join the Beats lineup before the AirPods one. This also conflicts with Prosser’s theory that Apple has plans to phase out Beats by Dre branding, but Apple has since denied that rumor.
It’s obvious that without “Pro” in its moniker implies the AirPods 3 will be cheaper than the AirPods Pro. The AirPods Pro is currently available for $249 with a wireless charging case so probably AirPods 3‘s price will fall around the sub-$200 price point: $159 for the basic model and $199 with wireless charging case.
Also, Apple Over-Ear Headphones and Airpod X are expected to be $350 and below $200, respectively.