Gurman: New AirPods Pro Will Be Announced at Apple Event This Week

Apple will be hosting a special event at Steve Jobs Theater on Wednesday to unveil the iPhone 14, Apple Watch Series 8, and more. Ahead of time, Bloomberg's Mark Gurman outlined his final expectations for the event in today's edition of his Power On newsletter.

airpods pro black background
Notably, alongside new iPhone and Apple Watch models, Gurman expects Apple to announce second-generation AirPods Pro at the event. Gurman did not indicate when the new AirPods Pro would become available to order or share any pricing information.

"I reported last year that new AirPods Pro would arrive in 2022, and now I'm told that Wednesday will be their big unveiling," said Gurman.

Several new features are rumored for the new AirPods Pro, including an upgraded H2 chip for improved audio quality, longer battery life, a new charging case with Find My support, improved in-ear detection, fitness tracking capabilities, and more. The new AirPods Pro also might support Bluetooth's LE Audio specification, which would provide several benefits, including the ability for the AirPods to connect to multiple devices like an iPhone and Mac simultaneously.

Back in 2020, Gurman and Debby Wu reported that Apple had tested a more compact design for the new AirPods Pro that would eliminate the stems below the earbuds, similar to the company's Beats Studio Buds. However, more recent rumors suggest that the second-generation AirPods Pro will not have any significant outward-facing design changes.

Gurman reiterated that Apple is planning to announce a 6.1-inch iPhone 14, a 6.7-inch iPhone 14 Plus, a 6.1-inch iPhone 14 Pro, and a 6.7-inch iPhone 14 Pro Max, along with new Apple Watch Series 8, Apple Watch SE, and Apple Watch Pro models. He also said that Apple "won't be discussing" its AR/VR headset plans at this week's event.

Related Roundup: AirPods Pro
Buyer's Guide: AirPods Pro (Buy Now)
Related Forum: AirPods

Top Rated Comments

DMG35 Avatar
4 weeks ago
My bank account will take a big hit this week…
Score: 18 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TheYayAreaLiving ? Avatar
4 weeks ago
Hopefully product red and matte black are in the options. Can’t wait!
Score: 16 Votes (Like | Disagree)
dantracht Avatar
4 weeks ago

I agree! We’re going to be so broke by end of this week. Already have money saved up tho. But account balance will take a hit and drop drastically.
Ya know, no one is forcing you to spend all that money.

That's what I tell myself anyway, before I upgrade.
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TheYayAreaLiving ? Avatar
4 weeks ago

My bank account will take a big hit this week…
I agree! We’re going to be so broke by end of this week. Already have money saved up tho. But account balance will take a hit and drop drastically.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
addictive Avatar
4 weeks ago

"and now I'm told that Wednesday will be their big unveiling,"
So when Gurman is saying like this...it is 100% accurate
Gurman is definitely fed direct information from Apple HQ (when it suits Apple). He is a most trusted media figure.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
whsbuss Avatar
4 weeks ago

Lossless audio?
But maybe only the iPhone 14 will support any new codec
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)

Related Stories

airpods pro black background

AirPods Pro 2: Five New Features and Improvements to Expect

Sunday August 14, 2022 3:28 pm PDT by
Apple's second-generation AirPods Pro are finally nearing launch, with a release expected later this year. If you are considering upgrading to the new AirPods Pro once they are released, keep reading for a list of five new features to expect. In addition to all-new features, the second-generation AirPods Pro will likely adopt some features added to the standard AirPods last year. H2 Chip ...
airpods pro black background

What to Expect From AirPods Pro 2 at Tomorrow's Apple Event

Tuesday September 6, 2022 5:45 am PDT by
Apple reportedly plans to introduce the second-generation AirPods Pro alongside the iPhone 14 during a special event at Steve Jobs Theater this Wednesday. If you are considering upgrading to the new AirPods Pro once they are released, keep reading for a list of new features and improvements that have been rumored so far. In addition to all-new features, the second-generation AirPods Pro will ...
airpods pro 2

AirPods Pro 2 Tidbits: Heavier Charging Case, Lanyards Sold Separately, and More

Thursday September 8, 2022 10:15 am PDT by
Apple this week introduced second-generation AirPods Pro with improved audio quality, longer battery life, up to 2x as much noise cancellation as the original AirPods Pro, a revamped charging case with Find My support and water resistance, a new extra small ear tip option, the ability to swipe up and down on the stem to adjust volume, and more. In addition to these major new features, there...
Apple Event Far Out Feature

Apple Event: Four Announcements to Expect Today Beyond the iPhone 14

Wednesday September 7, 2022 8:25 am PDT by
Apple will be hosting a special event at Steve Jobs Theater today starting at 10 a.m. Pacific Time. As usual, the latest iPhone and Apple Watch models are expected to be unveiled, but there will likely be several other announcements as well. Below, we've put together a list of four announcements to expect today beyond the iPhone 14, Apple Watch Series 8, and Apple Watch Pro. New AirPods...
AirPods Pro 2 XS Ear Tips in Box

AirPods Pro 2 Unboxing Video Shared Ahead of Launch

Wednesday September 21, 2022 12:34 pm PDT by
Update: AirPods Pro 2 unboxing videos and reviews are now out. Original story follows. Apple's second-generation AirPods Pro will begin arriving to customers and launch in stores on Friday. Ahead of time, an early unboxing video of the new AirPods Pro has surfaced on YouTube, providing a closer look at what's in the box and more. Apple already provided the media hands-on time with the new ...
AirPods Pro Second Generation 2 Pairing Feature 1

New AirPods Pro Now Facing 2-3 Week Shipping Delay in U.S. Ahead of Launch

Monday September 19, 2022 6:15 am PDT by
Apple's second-generation AirPods Pro launch this Friday with many new features, including improved audio quality, longer battery life, up to 2x as much active noise cancellation, Find My support for the charging case, an extra small ear tip option, the ability to swipe up and down on the stem to adjust volume, and more. Ahead of launching, the new AirPods Pro are now facing a 2-3 week...
airpods pro 2

New AirPods Pro Do Not Support Lossless Apple Music

Wednesday September 7, 2022 2:31 pm PDT by
The new AirPods Pro, despite featuring an all-new H2 chip and improved audio quality, do not appear to include support for lossless Apple Music audio. The H2 chip is the successor to the previous H1 chip and delivers new features like improved Active Noise Cancellation, an improved Transparency mode, and better sound overall. One rumored new capability of the new chip was that it would...
airpods pro 2

AirPods Pro 2 Users Report Issues With Connection Randomly Dropping

Sunday September 25, 2022 9:17 am PDT by
Some users of the second-generation AirPods Pro are reporting ongoing issues with their brand-new earbuds randomly disconnecting from their devices as they listen to music or watch videos. The reports can be found in the MacRumors forum as well as from readers of MacRumors who have reached out to us directly. Symptoms can also include an iPhone or iPad showing the AirPods Pro as connected,...

Popular Stories

USB C Over Lightning Feature

EU Passes Law to Switch iPhone to USB-C by End of 2024

Tuesday October 4, 2022 3:30 am PDT by
The European Parliament today voted overwhelmingly in favor of enforcing USB-C as a common charging port across a wide range of consumer electronic devices, including the iPhone and AirPods, by the end of 2024. The proposal, known as a directive, forces all consumer electronics manufacturers who sell their products in Europe to ensure that a wide range of devices feature a USB-C port. This...
General iOS 16 Feature Yellow

10 New iOS 16 Features Coming Later This Year

Monday October 3, 2022 2:41 pm PDT by
iOS 16 was released to the public three weeks ago with a customizable Lock Screen, the ability to edit iMessages, improvements to Focus modes, and much more. And in the coming months, iPhone and iPad users have even more new features to look forward to. We've rounded up 10 new features coming to the iPhone and iPad later this year, according to Apple. Many of the features are part of iOS...
ipad pro m1 feature

Gurman: Apple Event This October Remains Unlikely, No Touch ID for iPhone 15

Sunday October 2, 2022 6:41 am PDT by
Apple is developing new iPad Pro, Mac, and Apple TV models, and at least some of these products will be released in October, according to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman. However, Gurman continues to believe that Apple is unlikely to hold an event this month. In the latest edition of his Power On newsletter, Gurman said "the big iPhone 14 unveiling last month was probably it for Apple in 2022 in...
iOS 16

Apple Preparing iOS 16.0.3 With More Bug Fixes Following iPhone 14 Launch

Monday October 3, 2022 7:53 am PDT by
iOS 16.0.2 was released last month with several bug fixes for iPhone 14 issues, excessive copy and paste permission prompts, and more. Now, evidence suggests that Apple is planning to release iOS 16.0.3 with additional bug fixes. Evidence of an upcoming iOS 16.0.3 software update has shown up in MacRumors analytics logs, which have been a reliable indicator in the past. There are several...
Apple SIM Card

Apple SIM No Longer Available for Activating New Cellular Data Plans on iPads

Sunday October 2, 2022 8:04 am PDT by
As of October 1, Apple SIM is no longer available for activating new cellular data plans on supported iPad models, according to an Apple support document. Introduced in 2014, the Apple SIM was designed to allow iPad users to activate cellular data plans from multiple carriers around the world. Initially, the Apple SIM was a physical nano-SIM card, but it was embedded inside later iPad Pro...
maxresdefault

Video: AirPods Pro 2 vs. Bose QuietComfort II

Monday October 3, 2022 12:50 pm PDT by
Apple on September 23 officially launched the second-generation version of the AirPods Pro, introducing updated Active Noise Cancellation, Adaptive Transparency, improved sound, and more. Right around the same time, Bose introduced new QuietComfort II earbuds with many similar features, so we thought we'd compare the two to see which has the edge. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for ...
General YouTube Feature 1

You May Soon Need to Be a YouTube Premium Subscriber to Watch 4K Videos

Monday October 3, 2022 4:29 am PDT by
YouTube may make watching videos in 4K quality on the platform exclusive to only YouTube Premium subscribers, according to screenshots posted by users on Twitter and Reddit. On Reddit (1,2) and Twitter, some users have started to recently notice that on iOS, and presumably across other platforms also, YouTube is now saying that in order to watch videos in 4K, the user must be a paying...
dynamic island alan dye

Apple Executives Talk About iPhone 14 Pro's Dynamic Island in New Interview

Sunday October 2, 2022 10:48 am PDT by
In a new interview, Apple's senior vice president of software engineering, Craig Federighi, and Apple's vice president of human interface design, Alan Dye, sat down to discuss the thinking behind the iPhone 14 Pro's Dynamic Island and how it was developed. During the interview with the Japanese magazine Axis, Federighi, who oversees the development of iOS, said Dynamic Island represents the...