The Apple AirPods Pro 2 Could Make A Mid-Life Switch To USB-C

It is extraordinarily in all likelihood that Apple`s upcoming iPhone 15 lineup will ditch the archaic Lightning Port in desire of USB-C while the gadgets release later this year. While Apple has been progressively switching to USB-C on its laptops and tablets, it took complete legislative motion from the European Union for Apple to boost up the manner for the company's iPhone lineup. Finally, past due closing year, Apple begrudgingly agreed to an EU ruling that mandated using USB-C on all cellular gadgets — inclusive of the iPhone. However, it looks as if it is now no longer simply Apple's upcoming iPhones in an effort to undertake the USB-C widespread later this year. A string of new rumors suggests the chance of Apple's famous wi-fi earbuds — the Apple AirPods Pro 2 — additionally switching from Lightning to USB-C this year.

The preliminary supply of the rumor is Twitter user @aaronp613, who got here throughout references to new AirPods and AirPods instances inside iOS 16.four code. The version numbers that Aaron got here throughout in his studies encompass A3048 and A2968. Aaron believes that the A3048 refers to an upcoming AirPods version, even as the A2968 version quantity belongs to the charging case for the identical device. While Aaron did now no longer declare that those new AirPods will use USB-C, his tweet changed into referenced via way of means of stated Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo who believes that those new version numbers may want to belong to the USB-C model of the Apple AirPods 2. In his tweet, Kuo additionally postulates the opportunity of those USB-C AirPods debuting withinside the 2nd or 0.33 area of 2023.

No USB-C for the cheaper, non-Pro AirPods?

Interestingly, it appears now no longer all of Apple's legacy AirPods could be switching to USB-C in 2023. In his tweet, Ming-Chi Kuo additionally notes that handiest the AirPods Pro 2 fashions will make the transfer in 2023 and that Apple has no plans to extrade the Lightning Port on its present entry-degree AirPods 2 and AirPods three wi-fi earbuds.

Including a USB-C connector at the AirPods Pro 2 could make it simpler for customers to attach them to a broader variety of gadgets, as USB-C is turning into more and more more famous throughout numerous gadgets. In addition, for the reason that USB-C gives quicker charging speeds than Lightning, the transfer may also result in shorter charging instances for the AirPods Pro 2, even though Apple could want to permit this option at the charging case for the AirPods Pro 2.

Given that Apple has confronted intense complaint for its reluctance to interchange from Lightning to USB-C,  of its famous merchandise making the transition in 2023 might be visible as a welcome move. In fact, it might handiest boost up the manner that Apple began out some years in the past via way of means of adopting the USB-C widespread at the company's MacBook and iPad Pro fashions. All that being stated it'd be beneficial for clients to look ahead to the reliable declaration from Apple for the rumored USB-C AirPods Pro 2 earlier than putting this in stone.

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