Report: Apple plans to release new AirPods in 2021, new AirPods Pro in 2022

Apple’s AirPods (left) and AirPods Pro. [credit:
Jeff Dunn ]

Apple will release redesigned AirPods in 2021 and follow up with a new version of AirPods Pro in 2022, according to a new report from Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman and Debby Wu, citing people "with knowledge of the matter."

The new AirPods would have shorter stems on each ear, bringing them closer to the look of AirPods Pro. And Apple has been testing an AirPods Pro design that completely lacks the stems. Bloomberg’s sources claim that the stem-less design will first appear in Beats headphones that will be announced in June.

The non-Pro AirPods would also have a new case design, and the AirPods Pro would include new motion-sensing technology that would be used for fitness tracking.
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