DigiTimes Continues to Suggest New Version of AirPods Pro Are Forthcoming

Taiwanese publication DigiTimes provides its paying subscribers with a daily preview of stories that it plans to publish, and in today's edition, it continues to suggest that Apple is planning a new version of AirPods Pro.

The story preview reads as follows:

USI likely to enter supply chain of AirPods Pro, sources say
Taiwan-based Universal Scientific Industrial (USI), a unit of ASE Technology, is likely to obtain system-in-package (SiP) orders for the upcoming AirPods Pro, according to industry sources.

Presumably, these "upcoming" AirPods Pro are the same model as the "AirPods Pro Lite" that the publication referred to earlier this month.

AirPods Pro
The earlier report claimed that "AirPods Pro Lite" will be an "entry-level version" of the AirPods Pro, but no features or specifications have been shared. The report added that production is unlikely to begin until at least the end of the second quarter of 2020 due to the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak in China.

All in all, details are slim right now. "AirPods Pro Lite" is somewhat of an oxymoron, as "Pro Lite" just sounds like regular AirPods, but it has been speculated that perhaps Apple will release a less expensive version of the AirPods Pro with the same design and sound quality but without noise cancellation.

Of course, it is worth noting that DigiTimes has a rather infamous reputation. While the industry publication has connections within Apple's supply chain, it has a mixed track record in relation to the company's exact plans and timing. For this reason, it is possible that the "AirPods Pro Lite" will simply be a third generation of regular AirPods or that the report is entirely inaccurate.

We'll update this post if there are any additional details shared in the full report, which should be published by tomorrow.

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AngerDanger Avatar
57 months ago
As @CarlJ said, "lite" is a mistranslation of "light," as these AirPods will double as head-mounted flashlights.



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Jbusick7944 Avatar
57 months ago
I think it's just gonna be Airpods 3, which will replace original Airpods (no ANC) but with the shortened stems of the Pros. The original ones look super long now, in comparison. The rubber tips are nice too, I could never wear originals, they would fall out instantly, but the Pros fit and are delightful.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Blackwell Avatar
57 months ago

As @CarlJ said, "lite" is a mistranslation of "light," as these AirPods will double as head-mounted flashlights.


Yea Anger Danger is back...
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
EugW Avatar
57 months ago

any report that mentions Digitimes (i.e, TMZ), it's an instant skip in my book
The ironic part of that post is that as much as I don’t like those types of outfits, TMZ often breaks the news long before the mainstream outlets.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
JoeInMilwaukee Avatar
57 months ago
Title should read "DigiTimes Continues to Suggest New Version of AirPods Pro Is Forthcoming."
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MICHAELSD Avatar
57 months ago
I speculated it wouldn’t have noise cancellation. ;)

It’s really the only feature they can remove, and it has the benefit of improved battery life and sound quality.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)