Actual “AirPods 2” May Still Be On The Horizon
There have been a lot of seemingly-conflicting rumours of new AirPods over the past few months, but when put together, it seems that the most likely reason for this apparent incongruity is that the rumours have been talking about two entirely different models of AirPods. The version Apple released this week is a relatively minor update to its original 2016 AirPods, adding a few useful new features but still preserving the same design.
However, there have been many additional rumours of things like design changes, new colors, waterproofing, and health monitoring features — too many rumours in fact to believe that Apple isn’t already working on an “AirPods 2” or “AirPods Pro” version.
Some reports have suggested that these could arrive as soon as this fall, but with Apple having just released the second-generation AirPods, this may be too soon. Either that, or the next model will be a premium version that carries a higher price tag, creating a second tier of AirPods.
If you were hoping that the new AirPods would offer more, it may be a good idea to wait until the fall to see what else Apple comes up with, but if the company does release another set of AirPods this year — and that’s still a big “if” — it’s almost guaranteed that you’ll be paying more for them as well.