Apple usually refreshes their merchandise yearly. With the AirPods Professional launching in 2019, many anticipated that the second-gen mannequin may very well be launching this yr, however sadly it appears that evidently may not be true. In accordance to a DigiTimes report (paywall), it appears that evidently we may very well be in for a wait.
The report claims that the second-gen AirPods Professional will solely be launching within the second half of 2021. This appears to be according to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo’s prediction the place he had beforehand claimed that the earbuds would solely go into manufacturing within the fourth quarter of 2021 or presumably within the early a part of 2022.
We’re unsure why Apple is taking this lengthy to launch the successor to the AirPods Professional, however it’s attainable that they plan on together with a bunch of latest options in it that might take time for them to develop. A few of the rumored options embrace sensors that might assist monitor the wearer’s well being, like coronary heart price, step counts, and so forth.
Given Apple’s curiosity within the well being sector, particularly with the Apple Watch, we wouldn’t be shocked if this turned out to be true. It could additionally give them an edge over the competitors because the second-gen mannequin may very well be greater than only a pair of wi-fi earbuds. Within the meantime, there have additionally been rumors that Apple may very well be engaged on an AirPods Lite which may launch later this yr.