Apple is gearing as much as host its ‘Scary Quick’ occasion on the finish of the month, the place the corporate is predicted take the covers off of latest MacBook Professional and iMac fashions. Whereas a number of Mac fashions are set to be refreshed, the Cupertino, California-based Tech big may very well be engaged on large-scale adjustments for an additional well-liked product line. AirPods, Apple’s wildly profitable line of really wi-fi stereo (TWS) earphones, are reportedly up for an “end-to-end” overhaul, with new updates set to reach throughout its total lineup.
In response to a report from Blomberg’s Mark Gurman, Apple is readying a brand new model of its entry-level AirPods in 2024 and can comply with it up with a brand new AirPods Professional in 2025. Each merchandise will see adjustments from high to backside, with Apple engaged on a brand new earbud design, refreshed search for the circumstances, and audio high quality upgrades. Moreover, the corporate will deliver a brand new model of the top-of-the line $549 (Rs. 59,900 in India) AirPods Max headphones subsequent yr.
Apple additionally plans to discontinue the second and third-generation AirPods later subsequent yr, the report says. These can be changed by two distinct fourth-generation AirPods, which can reportedly get comparable pricing to their predecessors, however the two new merchandise will replicate broader differentiation. Gurman says that the higher-priced model of the fourth-generation AirPods will get lively noise cancellation characteristic from the Professional mannequin and an up to date charging case. The 2 fashions will even get a redesigned look with shorter stems — a combination between the older AirPods and AirPods Professional.
At the moment, Apple sells a pair of second-generation AirPods for Rs. 12,900 and a third-generation one for Rs. 19,900, with little that separates the 2 merchandise. Then, there’s the second-generation AirPods Professional, which is available in at Rs. 24,900. Apple not too long ago refreshed the Professional mannequin at its ‘Wonderlust’ occasion in September, including a USB Sort-C port to the case, changing the Lightening port.
All new AirPods fashions, together with the subsequent AirPods Max, will even get USB Sort-C charging as Apple transitions from the Lightening port. The iPhone 15 sequence, the corporate’s newest lineup of smartphones, launched final month sporting USB Sort-C ports, lastly laying the notorious Lightening port — first launched in 2012 with the iPhone 5 — to relaxation.