Apple recently launched the AirPods third-generation in India. The new AirPods got a major redesign since the first-generation model and now look quite similar to the AirPods Pro. Apple is also rumoured to launch the AirPods Pro second-generation very soon. While the company has not yet confirmed the official launch date, rumours suggest that Pro TWS from Apple will launch in Q2 year. Previous rumours suggested that Apple will ditch the stem and launch the new AirPods Pro 2 with a more rounded design. However, leaked design images suggest otherwise.
AirPods Pro 2 design leaked
According to a MacRumors report, the upcoming AirPods Pro 2 could continue to feature the same design found on the current generation model. Citing an unverified source, the report includes images of the earbuds and the charging case. It reveals that the earbuds have the same design with a stem and silicone ear tips. However, there is no optical sensor. The report suggests that Apple might have moved from optical sensors to skin-detect sensors, just like how it did on the AirPods 3.
The charging case, however, is slightly different. The case now has speaker holes on either side of the lightning port at the bottom. The source states that Apple is likely to add a “Find My” feature in iOS 16, wherein users can separately play a sound for the case. There is also a metal loop at the side, which will be the first among all AirPods launched so far.
No other report has claimed that Apple will launch its Pro TWS with a stem design. Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, who has maintained an excellent record when it comes to Apple leaks, claimed a couple of times previously that the stem will go away from the AirPods Pro next year. The Pro model is also said to get new motion sensors that will add new fitness features.