Apple may launch a successor to its fashionable AirPods Pro true wi-fi stereo (TWS) earbuds later this 12 months, in accordance to famous trade analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. The corporate’s second-generation AirPods Pro is tipped to change the unique mannequin, which made their debut in October 2019 — making these the primary AirPods Pro mannequin in over two years. Whereas particulars of the corporate’s purported successor to the AirPods Pro have been leaked in the previous, Apple is but to formally reveal any particulars of the second-generation AirPods Pro.
In accordance to a tweet by Kuo, Apple may launch the second-generation AirPods Pro in the second half of 2022. The analyst additionally said that Apple had lower orders for its AirPods (3rd generation) by greater than 30 p.c for the second and third quarter of 2022, as demand was “significantly weaker” than the second-generation AirPods mannequin.
AirPods 3 orders for 2-3Q22 have been lower by 30%+. Due to the failed product segmentation technique, demand for AirPods 3 is considerably weaker than for AirPods 2. AirPods Pro could get discontinued after Apple launches AirPods Pro 2 in 2H22 to keep away from repeating the identical mistake.
— 郭明錤 (Ming-Chi Kuo) (@mingchikuo) April 5, 2022
Whereas Apple didn’t discontinue the AirPods (2nd generation) after their successor was launched final 12 months, the unique AirPods Pro might be retired when the second-generation mannequin makes its debut this 12 months, in accordance to Kuo. Apple’s second-generation AirPods are presently priced at Rs. 14,100 on the corporate’s web site in India, whereas the third-generation AirPods are listed at Rs. 20,500.
The purported successor to the AirPods Pro was beforehand anticipated to launch final 12 months, in accordance to earlier reports. The second-generation AirPods Pro is tipped to characteristic a brand new design that eliminates the “stems” for a extra compact design and embrace up to date movement sensors with a concentrate on health monitoring, in accordance to Bloomberg.
In the meantime, Apple just lately hiked the costs of its Apple AirPods Pro, AirPods (third era), and AirPods Max headphones in India by 10 p.c. The up to date costs mark a rise of Rs. 1,400 for the AirPods Pro, Rs. 2,000 for the third-generation AirPods, and Rs. 7,100 for the AirPods Max. Whereas Apple is but to specify a purpose for the worth hike in India, the revised pricing for these merchandise is now obtainable on Apple’s web site.