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Apple might launch AirPods Pro with USB Type-C port later this yr

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Popular Apple trade analyst Ming-Chi Kuo says that the up to date AirPods Pro 2 with USB Type-C charging port can launch in late 2023. To recall, the second-generation AirPods Pro was launched in September 2022 with a Lightning charging case. The firm is now planning to deliver an up to date model of the wi-fi earphones with USB Type-C charging.

“I believe that is doubtless the USB-C model of the AirPods Pro 2, with mass shipments anticipated in 2Q23-3Q23. By the best way, Apple at the moment seems to don’t have any plans for USB-C variations of the AirPods 2 & 3,” Kuo wrote in a Twitter put up. Kuo says that references to new AirPods found within the iOS 16.4 Release Candidate hints on the USB-C model of the AirPods Pro.

It is anticipated that the brand new AirPods Pro 2 could also be accessible by the third quarter of 2023. 

Charging case with the present Apple AirPods Pro has a built-in speaker which may help customers discover it in case it’s misplaced. It comes with added help for Apple Watch charger and is provided with U1 chip for Find My help on the system.

Apple has been underneath strain to switch the lightning port with USB Type-C ports on its iPhones, AirPods and different gadgets. Apple has already switched the Apple TV’s Siri Remote from Lightning to USB-C and it is sensible to now transfer the AirPods to the Type-C.

Apple is purported to deliver the 2023 iPhone 15 collection with USB-C charging. The Cupertino-based firm is anticipated so as to add a customized IC chip to its USB-C port, much like the authentication course of within the Lightning port.

Citing a Weibo hearsay, a earlier report by Macrumours says that Apple has developed its personal variant for iPhone 15’s USB Type-C port. The Weibo leakster claims to be an built-in circuit skilled with 25 years of expertise engaged on Intel’s Pentium processors.

Apple launched first-party and MFi-certified Lightning ports in 2012. These connectors include a small IC which authenticates the elements concerned within the connection.

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