Apple will launch the successor to the AirPods Pro in the second half of next year. The AirPods get light sensors, which can be used for health functions.
Rumor: AirPods Pro 2 in the second half of 2021
That claims DigiTimes. The website has heard from anonymous sources that the second generation of the AirPods Pro will be delayed. The earplugs would not be in stores until the end of 2021. That’s striking, because the website previously claimed that the second-generation AirPods Pro would launch in the second half of 2020, or early next year.
DigiTimes is not always right with Apple rumors, so take the information with a grain of salt. The new AirPods Pro would also get light sensors, to track even better activities in the Health app, the website said. That way, the AirPods could measure your heart rate and steps, among other things.
AirPods 3 in the first half of 2021
Moreover, DigiTimes states that we can expect the AirPods 3 in the first half of 2021. A previous rumor also showed that these AirPods will be launched in early 2021.
The appearance of the third generation AirPods is therefore also overhauled. The design of the AirPods 3 is more like that of the AirPods Pro, with an in-ear design. It is still unclear whether more functions of the AirPods Pro will be implemented in the ‘normal’ AirPods.
Much uncertainty about AirPods launch
Meanwhile, rumors about the AirPods are quite contradictory. Around the same time, Apple insider Ming-Chi Kuo claimed that we should wait even longer for the successors of the current AirPods Pro. According to the analyst, the AirPods Pro 2 will not go into mass production until the end of 2021. As a result, Apple may not release the earbuds until early 2022. DigiTimes is now going against that.
In any case, we will have to be patient for a while until we have the successors in our hands. Keep an eye on tech largest if you want to stay informed of the latest news about the AirPods.