Apple is gearing as much as host its ‘Scary Quick’ occasion on the finish of the month, the place the corporate is anticipated take the covers off of latest MacBook Professional and iMac fashions. Whereas a number of Mac fashions are set to be refreshed, the Cupertino, California-based tech big might be engaged on large-scale modifications for one more common product line. AirPods, Apple’s wildly profitable line of actually wi-fi stereo (TWS) earphones, are reportedly up for an “end-to-end” overhaul, with new updates set to reach throughout its complete lineup.
In response to a report from Blomberg’s Mark Gurman, Apple is readying a brand new model of its entry-level AirPods in 2024 and can comply with it up with a brand new AirPods Professional in 2025. Each merchandise will see modifications from prime to backside, with Apple engaged on a brand new earbud design, refreshed search for the instances, and audio high quality upgrades. Moreover, the corporate will carry a brand new model of the top-of-the line $549 (Rs. 59,900 in India) AirPods Max headphones subsequent yr.
Apple additionally plans to discontinue the second and third-generation AirPods later subsequent yr, the report says. These shall be changed by two distinct fourth-generation AirPods, which is able to reportedly get related pricing to their predecessors, however the two new merchandise will mirror broader differentiation. Gurman says that the higher-priced model of the fourth-generation AirPods will get energetic noise cancellation characteristic from the Professional mannequin and an up to date charging case. The 2 fashions may also get a redesigned look with shorter stems — a combination between the older AirPods and AirPods Professional.
At present, Apple sells a pair of second-generation AirPods for Rs. 12,900 and a third-generation one for Rs. 19,900, with little that separates the 2 merchandise. Then, there’s the second-generation AirPods Professional, which is available in at Rs. 24,900. Apple not too long ago refreshed the Professional mannequin at its ‘Wonderlust’ occasion in September, including a USB Sort-C port to the case, changing the Lightening port.
All new AirPods fashions, together with the following AirPods Max, may also get USB Sort-C charging as Apple transitions from the Lightening port. The iPhone 15 collection, the corporate’s newest lineup of smartphones, launched final month sporting USB Sort-C ports, lastly laying the notorious Lightening port — first launched in 2012 with the iPhone 5 — to relaxation.
Apple launched the iPad Professional (2022) and the iPad (2022) alongside the brand new Apple TV this week. We focus on the corporate’s newest merchandise, together with our evaluate of the iPhone 14 Professional on Orbital, the Devices 360 podcast. Orbital is accessible on Spotify, Gaana, JioSaavn, Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts, Amazon Music and wherever you get your podcasts.
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