Apple plans to release the second generation AirPods Pro this fall, which is rumored to have a new design, improved sound quality and some possible health integration, according to Bloomberg Mark Gurman.

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As Gourmet writes in his latest Power On newsletter:

Look for the new AirPods Pro in the fall. The current model has been on the market since the fall of 2019, so batteries are already likely to be in trouble for some early users. Also watch out for AirPods Max refresh with new colors (and hopefully a drop in price — $ 550 is absurd for these headphones).

AirPods Pro has not been updated since their 2019 launch, and numerous rumors have suggested launching this year. Gourmet’s claim about the autumn launch is in line with information previously shared by Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who said the launch will take place in the second half of the year. The new AirPods Pro could feature a more compact, holder-free design, along with a new charging case and lossless audio support via the new protocol.

As for AirPods Max, Apple is not expected to work on the second generation of in-ear headphones that was launched in December 2020. Instead, Apple will work on new color options. Today, Gourmet said new colors are still being worked on, but did not offer a time frame when they could be launched.

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