The next AirPods Pro might ditch the classic stemmed design: new leak
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Apple's AirPods have inarguably made a major contribution to the rise of the TWS earbud - not to mention the wave of copycats based on their distinctive stemmed, hairdrier-like design. Nevertheless, a new report asserts that the accessories' next Pro versions will be the first to launch with a new shape instead.
Therefore, they might be the first Apple-brand TWS earbuds to follow the trend set by others such as the Samsung Galaxy Buds or Sony WF-1000XM line. In other words, they might mimic the also-rumored Beats Studio Buds that are also doing the rounds in the form of leaks at present.
However, Bloomberg - quoting sources the outlet describes as having "knowledge of the matter" - also now insists that these AirPods Pro 2 will not be unveiled until 2022. Until then, Apple enthusiasts just might get new base models to tide them over.
These TWS earbuds are still expected to launch with stems, albeit ones shorter than ever before. They are also projected to debut with improved sound quality and battery life on their 2021 launch.