According to a note to investors seen by 9to5Mac, Kuo reveals that he expects the AirPods Pro 2 to launch in the fourth quarter of 2022 “with new selling points” that include “new form factor design, support for Apple Lossless (ALAC) format, and a charging case that can emit a sound for users to track.” About 18 million to 20 million units are estimated to ship out this year.
Reports add that Apple VP of Acoustics Gary Geaves previously noted that the tech giant is looking to expand on its Bluetooth technology:
“Obviously the wireless technology is critical for the content delivery that you talk about, but also things like the amount of latency you get when you move your head, and if that’s too long, between you moving your head and the sound changing or remaining static, it will make you feel quite ill, so we have to concentrate very hard on squeezing the most that we can out of the Bluetooth technology, and there’s a number of tricks we can play to maximize or get around some of the limits of Bluetooth. But it’s fair to say that we would like more bandwidth and… I’ll stop right there. We would like more bandwidth.”
Stay tuned for more info the Apple AirPods Pro 2.
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