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

It is extraordinarily probable that Apple`s upcoming iPhone 15 lineup will ditch the archaic Lightning Port in prefer of USB-C while the gadgets release later this year. While Apple has been steadily switching to USB-C on its laptops and tablets, it took complete legislative motion from the European Union for Apple to boost up the system for the company's iPhone lineup. Finally, overdue closing year, Apple begrudgingly agreed to an EU ruling that mandated using USB-C on all cellular gadgets — which includes the iPhone. However, it seems like it is now no longer simply Apple's upcoming iPhones on the way to undertake the USB-C general later this year. A string of latest rumors suggests the probability 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, whilst the A2968 version wide variety belongs to the charging case for the equal device. While Aaron did now no longer declare that those new AirPods will use USB-C, his tweet become referenced through stated Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo who believes that those new version numbers should 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 2d 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 may 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 alternate 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 an increasing number of 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 allow this option at the charging case for the AirPods Pro 2.

Given that Apple has confronted intense grievance for its reluctance to exchange from Lightning to USB-C,  of its famous merchandise making the transition in 2023 will be visible as a welcome move. In fact, it might handiest boost up the system that Apple began out some years in the past through adopting the USB-C general at the company's MacBook and iPad Pro fashions. All that being stated it might be recommended for customers to look forward to the legit declaration from Apple for the rumored USB-C AirPods Pro 2 earlier than putting this in stone.

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