13 January 2023
Apple is widely rumored to release the much-awaited AirPods Pro 2 later this year. These will succeed the original AirPods Pro that went official in 2019 and are three years old now. Some of the rumors have talked about the presence of heart rate and body temperature monitoring on next-gen release. However, Bloomberg's Mark Gurman has denied these claims in his latest PowerOn newsletter edition.
Gurman says it is very unlikely that Apple will release AirPods Pro 2 with heart-rate monitoring and body temperature sensor. He adds while both these functionalities have been explored by the company, there are no immediate plans for the release. It is quite possible that we may see these features on AirPods one day but it will not happen any sooner.
Here is what Gurman had to say,
"Over the past few months, there have been rumors about this year’s model gaining the ability to determine a wearer’s heart rate or body temperature. I’m told that neither feature is likely to arrive in the 2022 upgrade, though both enhancements have been explored inside the company and could arrive one day."
If we talk about other AirPods Pro 2 rumors, these are said to be powered by the updated H1 chipset. There is expected to be a USB Type-C port that will make it charging the earbuds a lot more convenient. It will also have the Find My functionality support so that these can be found if the user ends up losing them. This is something that happens quite frequently with AirPods users and the new feature will surely make their lives a lot easier.
There are no details about the AirPods Pro 2 launch date yet. These will likely get official alongside the same event as the iPhone 14 release. The event should take place in September which is the traditional launch window for new Apple products including Apple Watch, iPad, and Mac. We will keep you updated as more details will emerge.