Kuo: AirPods Pro 2 to Launch Next Year, AirPods Shipments to Exceed 100 Million

Apple plans to release its second-generation AirPods Pro next year, according to well-respected Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

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In his latest investor note, obtained by MacRumors, Kuo says that demand for AirPods is thought to be "lower-than-expected" for the remainder of this year, revising his forecast to 70-75 million, compared to 75-85 million. According to Kuo, the release of the second-generation ‌AirPods Pro‌ next year will boost shipments to more than 100 million.

Bloomberg reported last month that Apple's second-generation ‌AirPods Pro‌ will include "updated motion sensors with a focus on fitness tracking." Apple is reportedly exploring the possibility of using a design similar to the recently launched Beats Studio Buds for the new ‌AirPods Pro‌, which would eliminate the stem.

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Top Rated Comments

Hammerd Avatar
38 months ago
Every product now seems health-related. Can’t wait for Apple iImplants
Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)
tenjikuronin Avatar
38 months ago
I just want damn headphones. Play music and podcasts make them sound good. Give me noise cancelling. That’s all I want. That’s all I ever want. I don’t need or want health garbage in my headphones. Even the AirPod Max is overpriced, too heavy, and can’t use a physical connection for higher audio quality.

Except for not having Apple’s easy pairing (with apple products at least) and the stupid product names; Sony’s latest WFs and WHs really beat out apple’s headphones across the board (and this is from someone who uses the AirPods like 2/3s of the day).
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
infinitejest Avatar
38 months ago

Every product now seems health-related. Can’t wait for Apple iImplants
MacBook Pro Fitness. Tracks all the hours you could have spent exercising while you were sitting in front of your laptop.
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
MJaP Avatar
38 months ago
Phew, thank goodness for that, I'm not interested in my earbuds providing me fitness information all I care about is sound quality so I can safely save some money, not upgrade, and not feel like I'm missing out.

Also is it just me or is saying "your headphones will provide fitness information" like saying "your underpants will tell you the weather forecast", normally those two things are not related.

p.s. weather predicting underwear copyright 2021 MJaP (just in case... well you never know...)
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
daniesy Avatar
38 months ago
The current generation airpods pros are crap when it comes to phone calls. The person you're talking to can hear the background noise louder than your voice. I'm surprised no one is talking about this.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
mymacrumorsname Avatar
38 months ago

The current generation airpods pros are crap when it comes to phone calls. The person you're talking to can hear the background noise louder than your voice. I'm surprised no one is talking about this.
I am using them daily for calls and meetings. Never had any issues.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)