Apple is expected to launch its AirPods Pro 2 later this year given that the original model of the AirPods Pro debuted back in 2019. If customers still owned the pair they bought several years ago, their battery timing would have significantly deteriorated and they would be sufficiently persuaded to purchase the most recent version. Unfortunately, the upcoming high-end wireless earbuds’ only upgrades will likely be better audio quality and possibly longer battery life.
The AirPods Pro 2 won’t have the health features that Apple has previously explored for its earbuds
The body temperature sensor is the only health feature for the Apple Watch Series 8 mentioned in Mark Gurman’s Power On newsletter. The Bloomberg report states that the AirPods Pro 2 won’t get the same treatment and won’t have a body temperature or heart rate sensor. Gurman does imply below that customers will want to upgrade to the most recent model because the batteries on the first-generation AirPods Pro would have been terrible if they had been bought a few years ago.
It’s unlikely that this year’s AirPods Pro will have heart-rate monitoring. I’ve been reporting for a while that Apple will unveil the new AirPods Pro later this year. It’s about time: If you purchased the original AirPods Pro when they first went on sale at the end of 2019, your batteries may be nearing the end of their useful life or, at the very least, their dependability is waning.
For the past few months, rumors have been circulating that this year’s model will be able to detect the wearer’s body temperature or heart rate. Although the company has looked into both of these improvements, I’m informed that neither one is probably going to be a part of the 2022 upgrade.
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It’s encouraging to know that Apple has been exploring the possibility of incorporating health features into the upcoming AirPods Pro 2, so this information does not necessarily imply that the tech giant does not plan to release them at some point. Lossless Audio and a charging case with a sound-emitting feature for location tracking have also reportedly been added to the AirPods Pro 2’s list of features.
Additionally, a variety of colors ought to be offered for the flagship wireless earbuds. Though Apple is still sticking with the Lightning port, at least temporarily, don’t expect to see a USB-C port on the AirPods Pro 2 charging case this year. We believe that some iterative upgrades are currently being developed, which is more than enough for the vast majority of customers to support an upgrade.