26 March 2021
The second-generation Apple AirPods Pro could launch as soon as the first half of this year. This is according to a report from Taiwanese publication DigiTimes. The report states that NOR flash suppliers will start mass-producing nearly at full capacity during the six-month period. Among them is Winbond, a Taiwan-based semiconductor that the report has specifically taken the name of.
The report puts ahead no other details for now. But if the slated timeframe is true, we may see more details coming our way soon.
However, this is not the first time that we are hearing the possible launch timeframe of the second-gen AirPods Pro. Earlier this year, Mac Otakara, a Japanese blog also claimed that Apple could launch the AirPods Pro in April alongside the third-generation iPhone SE. The report also claimed that the new AirPods Pro will come with a slightly redesigned charging case.
Last year in October, Marc Gurman from Bloomberg stated that AirPods Pro coming in 2021 will have a more compact form factor with no stem that currently sticks out from the bottom. Apple is said to be testing a design with a “more rounded shape that fills more of a user’s ear.” This would make them more similar to Samsung’s Galaxy Buds and similar rival designs from Amazon and Google.
First-gen AirPods Pro launched in October last year but its successor is reported to be coming quite early. Let’s wait for more reports that could put more substantiality to the existing ones. If these reports are true, we may hear more details on the device soon.