Apple is set to launch new Mac models on October 30 at the ‘Scary Fast’ event. At this event, the company is also expected to launch the M3 chipset which is likely to power the upcoming Mac models. Apple is also reportedly planning to update its entire lineup of AirPods by 2025. Rumours suggest that the Cupertino-based tech giant may add Active Noise Cancellation support to the upcoming base models of AirPods which are expected to arrive by 2024.
According to a report by Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, the iPhone maker will update its “regular” AirPods and AirPods Max headphones in 2024. Meanwhile, the company may launch a new AirPods Pro model in 2025. The latest 3rd-gen AirPods are priced at Rs 20,00 (with MagSafe case) and come with an updated design, longer battery life, wireless charging and better sound quality.
Why Apple is adding this feature
The report explains that customers aren’t able to find benefits in the third-generation model as the cheaper second-gen version and the noise-cancelling AirPods Pro are better sellers.
This might be forcing Apple to replace both the second- and third-gen models in 2024 with two new versions with more different specs, the report adds.
What to expect
As per the report, the upcoming models are likely to have a design that blends the 2021 AirPods with the look of the AirPods Pro and both may have short stems.
The more expensive version is expected to offer active noise cancellation (ANC) and speakers in the case of Find My Sounds. Both these features are currently available for AirPods Pro.
Both new models are also expected to offer a better fit, but neither of them are expected to have replaceable tips, the report claims. The fourth-gen AirPods models are also likely to make the switch to USB-C on the charging cases following this year’s update to the Pro variant.
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