Are Apple Airpods Pro Coming?
Despite no Apple event on the horizon, details around the predicted AirPods Pro have revealed a launch may be as imminent as the end of the month, with eight new colour design, noise-cancelling and a sweatproof design for the new true wireless earbuds.
With October coming to a close and no Apple event announced, it’s becoming less and less likely that the California based company will be launching a new product anytime soon.
However, China’s Economic Daily News has revealed Apple ‘will launch the flagship third-generation True Wireless Headset (TWS) AirPods Pro’ for an expected price of US$260.
The report also revealed colour varieties for the AirPods Pro, listing black, white and night green as options.
Wireless charging is also expected to be included in the carrying case, which now sports a slimmer, flatter design for easy carrying.
Noise reduction and waterproof performance are reportedly the focus of the AirPods Pro, with Apple clearly looking to update its previous AirPod models which are not even sweatproof.
Apple does, however, sell the PowerBeats Pro wireless headphones which are both sweat and water-resistant.
Whether or not these two products are aimed to compete with one another is still to be seen, though considering the design of the PowerBeats Pro, Apple may be safer sticking to general use, rather than sportswear.
With noise reduction being a reported focus of the AirPods Pro, DigiTimes made suggestions in April that the new earbuds would ‘incorporate a noise cancellation function’ with Taiwan’s Inventec reportedly the major assembler of AirPods 3.
Apple was expected to reveal all this, and a redesigned MacBook Pro, plus over-ear StudioPods at an October event, but with only a few days left until Halloween, it’s unlikely we will see any official keynote launches from Steve Wozniak or Tim Cook.