Gurman: AirPods Pro 2 With Fitness Tracking Coming in 2022, AirPods 3 With 'Pro' Design to Launch Later This Year

Apple is preparing to launch third-generation AirPods this year, and plans to release second-generation AirPods Pro next year, according to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman.

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In line with previous leaks and rumors, Gurman explained that Apple is readying third-generation AirPods for launch later this year. The updated earbuds will apparently come with a new case and feature shorter stems, broadly mirroring the design of the current ‌AirPods Pro‌.

Looking to 2022, Gurman said that the second-generation ‌AirPods Pro‌ will feature updated motion sensors and have a focus on fitness tracking.

The AirPods Pro coming next year will be the first change to that product since October 2019 and will include updated motion sensors with a focus on fitness tracking, the people said, asking not to be named because the plans are private.

Apple has apparently tested a smaller design that eliminates the stems on ‌AirPods Pro‌. This stemless design is expected to debut on new Beats Studio Buds that are rumored to launch next month.

Apple purportedly originally planned to release the second-generation ‌AirPods Pro‌ in 2021, but for reasons that are unclear, the launch has been pushed back to 2022.

Moreover, Apple is said to not currently be working on a second-generation of its AirPods Max over-ear headphones, but it has discussed launching additional color options in the future.

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Top Rated Comments

zwool Avatar
40 months ago
I just hope they don’t mess up the fit the AirPods. The fit my ears perfectly. So much better than the pro version.
Score: 25 Votes (Like | Disagree)
phoenixcat Avatar
40 months ago
Nevermind additional health monitoring, integrated airtag is what we need!
Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Skeith Avatar
40 months ago
And the wait on 2nd Gen AirPods Pro continues. ?
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Vangeli Avatar
40 months ago
The point of fitness tracking with the AirPods is …what, exactly? The Watch surely does it better and the phone can do it if you don’t want a Watch. And if it uses up any of that precious battery life, I don’t want it. Unless it’s some sort of precursor to a head tracking AR feature, I don’t see the point.

If the Pros being delayed means they can have lossless though, then take all the time you need, Apple.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
UncleMac Avatar
40 months ago
Now make them sound good. The AirPod Max are top of the line for wireless headphones - the AirPod Pros are far from it.

For me all the features in the world is useless if they don’t sound good. I don’t buy earbuds for fitness tracking.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
bwayne Avatar
40 months ago
And I thought Lossless Hi-Res audio was the more desirable feature for earphones…
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)