The reports of Apple working on releasing the new AirPods Pro 2 comes alongside the news of a new iPhone SE in the works. It is no surprise that Apple is working on refreshing its audio lineup with a successor to the AirPods Pro.
A new report claims that Apple will release a successor for the AirPods Pro in the first half of 2021. The news comes from unnamed industry sources who specifies Taiwan-based Windbound Corporation as the main supplier of NOR flash memory for the new AirPods Pro as cited by Digitimes.
“Winbond is also expected to be among the NOR flash suppliers for Apple’s next-generation AirPods Pro slated for launch later in the first half of this year, the sources indicated. The Taiwan-based chipmaker will be running its NOR flash production lines at nearly full capacity utilization during the six-month period,” reports DigiTimes.
The new AirPods Pro could also see a design change as noted in the previous reports. Apple is planning to make the new AirPods more compact by eliminating the stem with the thickness measuring the same 21mm while the height and length of the new AirPods Pro are said to be 46mm and 54mm, respectively.
The new design is still reportedly in the testing phase and could feature the new in-house W2 chip powering the AirPods Pro. The new AirPods are rumoured to come in two different sizes just as the Apple Watch. The company is also looking into improving the battery life of the device despite reducing the size of the AirPods