THE next AirPods Pro might ‘ditch’ their stems and be smaller and more discrete, according to a new report.
The third generation of the base model AirPods are expected to come out this year and will likely have a shorter stem but the Pro could get rid of it altogether.
AirPods might lose their long stem designCredit: Getty
A new Bloomberg report has suggested that the next AirPods Pro range will bring a whole new design with them.
We might have to wait until next year to see them but experts have already suggested a smaller design.
This might make them look similar to the Samsung Galaxy Buds.
Bloomberg said it had heard about the matter from “people with knowledge of the matter”.
AirPods are well known for their stem shape that makes them look like a hairdryerCredit: Amazon/Apple
Rumours of new, smaller AirPods in the works have been rumbling on for a while.
Sources told Bloomberg in December that Apple is preparing to update both versions of the AirPods.
Those are the £160 standard AirPods, introduced in 2016, as well as 2019’s £250 AirPod Pros, which feature noise cancellation technology.
Apple could also bolster the battery life of the gadgets, and introduce new microchips to them, the report said.
As with all rumours and speculation, we’ll have to wait for official word from Apple to know for sure.
The tech giant is also rumoured to be bringing out Beats Studio Buds with no stems.
Apple AirPods – what you’ll need
Here’s what you need to know…
To use the AirPods, you’ll need to make sure you have one of the following:
- iPhone with iOS 10 or later
- iPad with iOS 10 or later
- iPod Touch with iOS 10 or later
- Apple Watch with WatchOS 3 or later
- Mac with MacOS Sierra or later
You’ll also need to sign up for an iCloud account for the AirPods to work properly.
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Twitter has confirmed the existence of it’s ‘Twitter Blue’ subscription service.
And, Microsoft Teams just got some new features that could help it rival WhatsApp.
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