Apple has shown a strange and strong resistance to the adoption of the USB-C standard in its devices. However, since the first MacBooks and iPads shipped with this type of connection, users, developers, and technology experts expect the company to just finally switched to a new standard. For this reason, the new AirPods Pro 2 were expected to make the leap, but it doesn’t seem to be happening.
Ming Chi Kuo, a well-known analyst with a good reputation, when it comes to promoting launches related to Apple products, does not believe this will happen. According to Kuo’s latest report, Apple AirPods Pro 2 will keep the Lightning portFor at least one more generation. In addition, they are expected to enter production in the second half of 2022.
I expect the AirPods Pro 2 charging case will still support Lightning and not USB-C.
Ming-Chi Kuo of Twitter
On the other hand, Kuo took the opportunity to confirm some details about the production AirPods Pro 2. The analyst reports that these new devices will be produced in Vietnam areaas part of Apple’s efforts to diversify device manufacturing and reduce dependence on China.
As he already commented Wall Street JournalApple is looking for change your supply and production lines. As such, they plan to replace some of their operations in China with new headquarters in Vietnam and India.
China and Vietnam at present Apple Manufacturing and Assembly Headquarters. In fact, it is in both Asian countries that the Cupertino-based manufacturers produce their most recent AirPods.
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AirPods Pro 2 they’re not the only ones who will obviously keep the Lightning port for the next generation. As we noted in previous publications, everything indicates that The iPhone 14 and 14 Pro will also retain the proprietary connector. companies, at least for now.
In fact, it is only in the iPhone 15 that we will see that an Apple smartphone will officially receive a USB-C port for the first time, because there are already unofficial modified models. Of course, we believe that the appearance of a future iPhone with this connector will change other devices and accessories; among them is a line of AirPods that the company may introduce in the coming years.
In addition to a possible release date, the first details about the design have appeared. AirPods Pro 2. Some images from late last year show us what some technical details of the headphones would look like. Among them, we know that the case will have built-in speakers. Cause? It’s easier to find them—with sound alerts—using the Apple Find app.
Of course, let’s not forget that so far these are just rumors. Ming-Chi Kuo has proven himself to be a reliable source, although we always recommend not to take him as confirmation. After all, this is a product that has not been officially announced, so a lot of things may change in the future and may not even be true.
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