Gurman: Apple Not Working on Second-Generation AirPods Max, But Has Considered New Colors

In a report focused on upcoming third-generation AirPods and second-generation AirPods Pro, Bloomberg's Mark Gurman added that Apple has yet to start working on second-generation AirPods Max, although he said the company has discussed launching additional color variations for the over-ear headphones in the future.

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The relevant bit from the report:

The last AirPods-related hardware introduction from Apple was the over-ear AirPods Max headphones in December. That $549 pair earned criticism for bugs and its high price but praise for its materials and sound. Apple only recently caught up with demand for the product, and it is not currently working on a second generation of the AirPods Max, though it has discussed launching additional color variations in the future.

AirPods Max are currently available in Space Gray, Silver, Green, Sky Blue, and Pink, although interchangeable ear cushions allow for many color combinations. Prior to the AirPods Max being announced, Gurman said Apple also planned to make the headband interchangeable, but the company ultimately decided against that idea.

Launched in December 2020 for $549, the AirPods Max are high-end wireless over-ear headphones, with key features including premium sound quality with Adaptive EQ, Active Noise Cancellation with Transparency mode, an Apple-designed H1 chip in each ear cup for seamless integration with Apple devices, and more.

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Top Rated Comments

diego.caraballo Avatar
18 months ago
Airpods Max are the new HomePod
Score: 44 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Kardinal1911 Avatar
18 months ago

I hate to say this but apple isn’t the brand we all once knew and loved, they keep making products that don’t do well, and upgrades are never that great, I think they focus more on other stuff now days than making great products
AirPods Max Are phenomenal headphones… Airtag phenomenal product, Apple still makes amazing products and AirPods Max Will do well
Score: 29 Votes (Like | Disagree)
samlikesmac Avatar
18 months ago
No second gen in development because Apple can’t figure out how to stream lossless audio to wireless headphone lol. Only kidding.
Score: 20 Votes (Like | Disagree)
otternonsense Avatar
18 months ago

Airpods Max are the new HomePod
Called it a few months ago ;)

That's what you get when you design products in a vacuum chamber and take 4 years to release a one-off expensive something that doesn't even have an ON/OFF button.

PS. And it's a shame, because the AirPods line overall has massive appeal and potential. Is there any more proof to Apple's aimlessness in product direction?
Score: 20 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Kylo83 Avatar
18 months ago
I hate to say this but apple isn’t the brand we all once knew and loved, they keep making products that don’t do well, and upgrades are never that great, I think they focus more on other stuff now days than making great products
Score: 19 Votes (Like | Disagree)
fromsixtozero Avatar
18 months ago
It´s crazy..I bought sony 1000XM3 for 200 bucks and these are almost 3x times as expensive with ugly case, heavy, can´t be turned off, 10 hour shorter battery life...do people really buy these?
Score: 19 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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