Apple’s second-generation AirPods Pro are expected to be released this fall

Apple's second-generation AirPods Pro are expected to be released this fall

Apple has not refreshed or upgraded the AirPods Pro since they were launched in 2019, so the second-generation iteration is a much-awaited one and should be launched soon. Gurman’s information about the new AirPods Pro also aligns with what analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has predicted about it as well – about Apple launching the new audio solutions “in the second half of the year”. There isn’t a whole lot we know about the second-generation AirPods Pro yet, but reports suggest that we might see a more compact design “that sees away with the stem” along with a new charging case. Also, the second-generation AirPods Pro are expected to come with lossless audio support over a new protocol.

According to reports, Apple is working on new colours for the AirPods Max. Apple’s autumn event should feature the release of the second-generation AirPods Pro with the new iPhone 14 series smartphones. The AirPods Pro are expected to include a redesigned design, greater audio quality, and potentially some health functions. “New AirPods Pro will be available in the autumn.” The latest model has been on the market since the autumn of 2019, therefore some early users’ batteries are likely to be failing. Look for an AirPods Max makeover with new colours (and, perhaps, a price drop—$550 for those headphones is insane),” Mark Gurman stated in his Power On email.


  • Apple recently had to hike the prices of all its audio solutions in India thanks to the new import duties that came into effect. It will be interesting to see how the company prices the second-generation AirPods Pro here without making it too expensive for Apple fans to consider.

  • Reports also have it that while Apple is not upgrading or releasing a new version of the AirPods Max, we might we see colours being added to the collection. The AirPods Max were launched in 2020 in five colourways – green, silver, pink, sky blue, and space grey. While Gurman said that new colours are being worked on, he has not mentioned when we might actually get to see them.