Leaker Mr-white, who previously shared exact details about Apple’s product plans, today tweeted alleged images of internal hardware to be used in second-generation AirPods Pro earbuds that are expected to be released sometime in 2021.
In the images below, the hardware on the right side of the image appears to be current AirPods Pro hardware, while the hardware on the right is designed for the next generation AirPods Pro. The cables have two different sizes, which Mr-white suggests is an indication that AirPods Pro may come in two sizes.
The rumors from Bloomberg has suggested that the second-generation version of the AirPods Pro will have a more compact design that eliminates the short stem protruding from the bottom. PAirPods Pro may have a rounded shape similar to earplugs from companies such as Google and Samsung, and for this design it may make sense to offer different sizes for a better fit.
Apple is said to be struggling to shrink AirPods to the right size to eliminate the strain, so there’s a chance it’s not going to happen, and that may explain why the hardware designs shared by Mr-white appear to be as large as current AirPods. Pro hardware.
Rumor has it that AirPods Pro will include a new wireless chip. Mr-white says that the new AirPods Pro still has a “W2 chip”, but it is unclear what that means. The current AirPods Pro uses an H1 processor that has a wireless chip that is a successor to the original W1 chip in the first generation PAirPods, so it is possible W2 here refers to H1 and indicates no new wireless chip technology.
Mr-white has given exact Apple details, but is not always correct. Earlier this year, Mr-white shared photos of a braided cable that was said for the iPhone 12 series, but it did not work out. He has also said that Apple is working on a black Apple Pencil, and it has not yet been shown. However, he shared early leaks of Apple’s iPhone 12 case and display device, which were accurate.
There is no word on when exactly an updated version of AirPods Pro will come out, but the updated earbuds are expected sometime in 2021.