Apple may quickly launch a USB-C model of its second-gen AirPods Professional. That’s in line with Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who believes the corporate may begin transport the earbuds with a USB-C case throughout the second and third quarters of this 12 months.
This apparently doesn’t apply to Apple’s customary AirPod fashions, although, as Kuo notes that the corporate “at the moment seems to haven’t any plans for USB-C variations of the AirPods 2 & 3.” Kuo hinted on the change in response to a tweet from Twitter consumer @aaronp613, who noticed references to a brand new AirPods mannequin quantity (A3048), together with a brand new AirPods case mannequin quantity (A29680) in iOS 16.4.
Apple launched its second-gen AirPods Execs final September, which comes with a Lightning port and compatibility with MagSafe, Qi, and Apple Watch chargers. The corporate additionally launched a few different new options with the case, together with a speaker that emits a noise when finding them with the Discover My app, in addition to a built-in loop the place you’ll be able to connect a lanyard.