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Leaked AirPods Pro 2 purport new price and release of Apple's premium TWS earbuds

The AirPods Pro 2 may not arrive until October 2021 at the earliest. (Image source: Apple)
The AirPods Pro 2 may not arrive until October 2021 at the earliest. (Image source: Apple)
If you were hoping that Apple would release a successor to the AirPods Pro any time soon, then you are sorely mistaken. According to a new leak, the AirPods Pro 2 may not be arriving over a year. A rough price for the AirPods Pro 2 has been offered too, which is more encouraging.

It has been over a year since Apple released the AirPods Pro, the 'Pro' version of the AirPods that the company originally released in 2016. However, there may be a bit of a wait before Apple releases its next pair of 'Pro' TWS earbuds. According to LeaksApplePro, we should expect the tentatively-called AirPods Pro Gen 2 in either Q4 2021 or Q1 2022. So, it may be October 2021 or as late as March 2022 before Apple releases a second-generation of the AirPods Pro.

The price, on the other hand, is supposed to remain at US$249, which Apple continues to charge for the AirPods ProLeaksApplePro claims that the AirPods Pro 2 will be like the AirPods Gen 2 were to the AirPods Gen 1 - a rather underwhelming upgrade, then.

Apparently, the AirPods Pro 2 will have better battery life than the current model, along with improved noise cancelling. Neither are that great on the AirPods Pro, so the only way is up for the second-generation edition. The leaker claims that the earbuds will feature ambient light sensors (ALS) too, although it is unclear why Apple would include these. According to DigiTimes, these may be linked to health features.

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(Image source: @LeaksApplePro)
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Alex Alderson, 2020-10-23 (Update: 2020-10-23)
Alex Alderson
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Prior to writing and translating for Notebookcheck, I worked for various companies including Apple and Neowin. I have a BA in International History and Politics from the University of Leeds, which I have since converted to a Law Degree. Happy to chat on Twitter or Notebookchat.