Monday, December 11, 2023

Apple will launch new AirPods and AirPods Max in 2024, according to Gurman

Manzana is about to begin a major renovation of its wireless headphones catalog, says Mark Gurman. The renowned journalist of Bloomberg affirms that those from Cupertino They will launch new standard AirPods and AirPods Max in 2024while in 2025 they will introduce the new generation AirPods Pro.

What stands out most about this information is that those from Cupertino would discontinue the second and third generation AirPods, and they would replace them with two fourth generation models. These would introduce a renewed design halfway to that of the AirPods 3 and AirPods Pro 2, with a slightly shorter body. Of course, they would still not implement interchangeable silicone pads.

The two variants of the fourth generation AirPods would differ in the technical section and, obviously, in the price. The most expensive model would boast active noise cancellation and a speaker case for Find My alerts.

It is not yet known how much they would cost, although Gurman mentions that they would not be far from the current values ​​of the second and third generation models. Let’s keep in mind that the AirPods 2 are sold for 149 euros, while the AirPods 3 are available starting at 199 euros in their version with a Lightning case.

Yes, it is logical to assume that the fourth generation AirPods They will adopt the USB-C portadding to the transition that began this year with the second generation AirPods Pro.

New AirPods and AirPods Max will arrive in 2024

Regardless of what happens to the standard model of Apple’s wireless headphones, there is a lot of hype around the AirPods Max. In fact, it has been rumored for a long time that those from Cupertino are working on a renewal of this model. In February, Ming-Chi Kuo announced that the generation would arrive in 2024 along with a new HomePod mini. However, he did not provide more details.

The new information that Gurman provides is nothing to get too excited about. The next AirPods Max they would not bring changes in the technical section, beyond the implementation of USB-C in the Smart Case. It would not undergo any alterations in its design, although it would be introduced in new colors.

If this is confirmed, it will be a minor update for the model that today costs 579 euros. The second generation AirPods Max would only hit the market at the end of next year, so we can expect various rumors about it until then.

Finally, the report of Bloomberg indicates that The next major renewal of the AirPods Pro will occur sometime in 2025. The third generation of these headphones would bring important changes in technical and design matters. Apple would provide them with a new chip and functions focused on health, a possibility that has gained a lot of strength in recent times. In fact, speculation began that they could be used as a hearing aid or thermometer.

It remains to be seen how this story continues. However, everything indicates that in the next two years we will encounter several new features in the Californians’ catalog of audio products.

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