USB-C Reportedly Coming to AirPods and AirPods Max as Soon as 2024

Apple plans to bring a USB-C port to the standard AirPods and the AirPods Max as soon as 2024, according to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman.

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In a new article outlining his specific expectations for Apple's "Wonderlust" event, featuring new details about the Apple Watch Series 9, second-generation Apple Watch Ultra, iPhone 15, ‌iPhone 15‌ Plus, iPhone 15 Pro, and ‌iPhone 15 Pro‌ Max, Gurman mentioned that the company is apparently working to move all of its Lightning-based accessories to USB-C.

USB-C will come to the AirPods Pro first, with the switch being introduced during Apple's event next week where it is expected to be a key feature of the ‌iPhone 15‌ and ‌iPhone 15 Pro‌, followed by the other AirPods models as soon as next year. The new ‌AirPods Pro‌ set to be introduced next week will not offer "any other major new hardware features," Gurman said.

In the long term, Gurman reinforced that Apple is working on bringing health features to its AirPods, including body-temperature sensing and a hearing-test system. These improvements are likely to arrive at some point after the switch to USB-C across the lineup.

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Top Rated Comments

blazerunner Avatar
8 months ago
It took the European Union to force Apple to stop being douchebags and people still defend Apple about the switch to USB C.
Score: 28 Votes (Like | Disagree)
orbital~debris Avatar
8 months ago
Honestly, Apple really should have had a massive accessories update concurrent with iPhone making the switch to USB-C.
Release an onslaught of refreshed bits & bobs instead of drip, drip over the next few months.
Score: 21 Votes (Like | Disagree)
hellosil Avatar
8 months ago
They should have done this with all their products when Apple introduced USB-C on MacBook.
6-7 years ago
Score: 20 Votes (Like | Disagree)
appleguy123 Avatar
8 months ago
More like “as late as next year.”
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
gpat Avatar
8 months ago
That would actually be kind of too late. I'd expect those together with the iPhone
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
fatTribble Avatar
8 months ago
Still loving the AirPods Max!
I’ll have Lightning cables around the house for many years to come.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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