AirPods Pro 2 rumors claim all the biggest upgrades

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For the Airpods Pro 2, a fresh report suggests that it will receive a number of key changes, like improved Find. You have my full backing.

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According to an exhaustive new leak on Apple’s suspected next-generation earphones, the Airpods Pro 2 might gain numerous substantial changes, including additional health-tracking features, greater Find My iPhone support and possibly hearing-aid capabilities.

52audio(opens in new tab) claims to have fresh information on everything from the design to the specs to the charging case in one of the most comprehensive reports we’ve read regarding the headphones. Take this information with a grain of salt, as the site’s previous rumors have had a mixed track record.

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Let’s begin with the design, ignoring the caveat.

Design tweaks

based on information it claims to have obtained, 52audio has generated a series of renders that show the AirPods Pro 2 will retain its stem, in contrast to previous rumors.

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New earbud designs are expected to appear very much like the current AirPods Pro, which is consistent with recent speculations concerning the design of AirPods Pro 2. While this is true, 52audio does note that the ‘buds will feature “newly added ear tips for active noise reduction,” it doesn’t go into depth about exactly what that entails.

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 Charging case changes

According to 52audio, the charging case for the AirPods Pro 2 is a different story. Firstly, a USB-C port, not a Lightning port, is shown in the images on the website. According to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the next version AirPods Pro 2 will not include USB-C ports. This contradicts prior rumors.

Additionally, the case renders reveal a speaker hole on the bottom-left of the casing. To make it easier to find your phone if it becomes misplaced, this would supposedly operate in conjunction with Apple’s Find My app.

“We also find that the apertures on the right side are the microphone for the hearing aid,” the site states.

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People with hearing loss can benefit from 52audio’s claim that “sound can be gathered through the casing and sent to the earphone for sound improvement and playback.”

As far as we know, the AirPods Pro 2 will not have this feature, which would be a welcome inclusion. Apple added a Conversation Boost function to existing AirPods at WWDC 2021, so it’s not impossible. The earphones’ inbuilt microphones are used to pick up and improve speech for users with “mild” hearing loss. Although we haven’t heard of this before, it’s possible to add similar features to the charging case, which would further enhance this potential.

Audio upgrades

Internal specifications make up the most of 52audio’s leak, with only a few minor design tweaks and a possible big charging case update.

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“Superior performance and improved power consumption based on higher integration and better manufacturing technologies” is what the AirPods Pro 2’s new H1 chip is said to provide. Not at all surprising if so.

As well as “self-adaptive” noise cancellation, the site states that the audio quality will be comparable to that of the AirPods 3. However, this isn’t much of a surprise as it has self-adaptive equalization as well as spatial audio, audio sharing and more.

Lossless audio using an upgraded audio codec, which has been heavily touted for the next model but is not mentioned here, is also not mentioned.

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Health upgrades

Lastly, according to 52audio, the Airpods Pro 2 will include heart-rate and maybe temperature sensors in the earpieces. A release date for the latter feature, however, is not yet specified on the website.

According to these unsubstantiated reports, there’s a lot here to pique our interest. However, as we’ve stated, they are all unconfirmed claims and in some cases conflict with what we have heard elsewhere. Until the new ‘buds arrive, which the newest leak suggests will be on September 13 along with the iPhone 14, we won’t know what the forthcoming AirPods Pro will bring.

Please bookmark our Airpods Pro 2 hub for the latest updates until then.

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