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Apple will be hosting a special event at Steve Jobs Theater on Wednesday to unveil the iPhone 14, Apple Watch Series 8, and more. Ahead of time, Bloomberg's Mark Gurman outlined his final expectations for the event in today's edition of his Power On newsletter.


Notably, alongside new iPhone and Apple Watch models, Gurman expects Apple to announce second-generation AirPods Pro at the event. Gurman did not indicate when the new AirPods Pro would become available to order or share any pricing information.

"I reported last year that new AirPods Pro would arrive in 2022, and now I'm told that Wednesday will be their big unveiling," said Gurman.

Several new features are rumored for the new AirPods Pro, including an upgraded H2 chip for improved audio quality, longer battery life, a new charging case with Find My support, improved in-ear detection, fitness tracking capabilities, and more. The new AirPods Pro also might support Bluetooth's LE Audio specification, which would provide several benefits, including the ability for the AirPods to connect to multiple devices like an iPhone and Mac simultaneously.

Back in 2020, Gurman and Debby Wu reported that Apple had tested a more compact design for the new AirPods Pro that would eliminate the stems below the earbuds, similar to the company's Beats Studio Buds. However, more recent rumors suggest that the second-generation AirPods Pro will not have any significant outward-facing design changes.

Gurman reiterated that Apple is planning to announce a 6.1-inch iPhone 14, a 6.7-inch iPhone 14 Plus, a 6.1-inch iPhone 14 Pro, and a 6.7-inch iPhone 14 Pro Max, along with new Apple Watch Series 8, Apple Watch SE, and Apple Watch Pro models. He also said that Apple "won't be discussing" its AR/VR headset plans at this week's event.

Article Link: Gurman: New AirPods Pro Will Be Announced at Apple Event This Week
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macrumors 65816
Sep 19, 2013
Well the case is original but the pods have been replaced twice so only a year old. I do want a new pair so I’ll wait to see the reviews. No rush this time.
Same with mine, case is original, both pods replaced last December as part of the recall.


macrumors 6502
Sep 30, 2021
I get the feeling they still haven’t figured out standard resolution lossless yet. Bluetooth itself isn’t going to cut it. I hope they did but I am tempering my expectations.


macrumors regular
Dec 21, 2016
Do we think the price is going to come down on the current gen AirPods Pro? Or they're going to make these even higher?


macrumors demi-god
Oct 28, 2017


macrumors 65816
Aug 16, 2010
Do we think the price is going to come down on the current gen AirPods Pro? Or they're going to make these even higher?
If you wait a bit you’ll likely get a cheaper price from third parties FWIW, the APPs have been mostly pegged at $180 at most retailers for a long time now, it’s basically the standard price on Amazon, anyone spending $250 from Apple is paying an extra $70 for no reason.
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