With the successful AirPods series, it is natural for users to wonder when Apple will release the next generation of AirPods, AirPods Pro and AirPods Max. Head on down below as we round up the latest news to expect a new version of each of these products…
When will Apple release the new AirPods Max?
For the high-end AirPods Max model, which was released before the end of 2020, Apple is not yet planning to release a second generation.
Users are expecting Apple to announce a new model, as the company released support for Apple Music’s Lossless quality last June, and the AirPods Max technically cannot play in this quality, even over a wired connection.
The $549 AirPods Max are expected to stay the same for a while, but Bloomberg’s Gurman reported in May that Apple might only be planning new colors for the AirPods Max;
“Apple has only recently met demand for the product, and it is not currently working on a second generation of AirPods Max, although it has discussed releasing additional color options in the future.“
Since the AirPods Max just turned one year old, it’s still unclear if the company will ever update these headphones. The concept gave an idea of what the AirPods Max 2 could look like, with features like USB-C + MagSafe charging, some level of water resistance, and more colors.
It’s also interesting to note that Apple is working on a higher quality Bluetooth codec for the current generation AirPods Max. While the improvements are more than welcome, Apple needs to update the hardware so users can take full advantage of this technology.
With the introduction of the new AirPods Pro 2, Apple can prepare a new H2 chip, improved ANC and a new Adaptive Transparency feature along with Bluetooth 5.3 support.
When will Apple release AirPods 4?
Apple released the AirPods 3 a year ago in October, looking similar to the AirPods Pro but without the ear tips.
These wireless headphones don’t have ANC or a transparency mode, although the company says they’ve boosted the bass output compared to their predecessor. They also have 6 hours of battery life on a single charge and a new MagSafe charging case. Apple has also brought support for Dolby Atmos with Spatial Audio with these headphones.
It’s not yet clear when Apple will release a follow-up to the AirPods. As the company prepares for the introduction of the new codec, it stands to reason that the AirPods 4 will have Bluetooth 5.3 support and the LC3 codec, but there are no other rumors for now. It could probably have a new H2 chip.
When will Apple release AirPods Pro 3?
The AirPods Pro 2 was released just a few months ago, and as such, we’re not expecting a new version anytime soon.
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