Gurman: USB-C AirPods Max Not Coming Until 'Late 2024'

Apple won't update the AirPods Max until late 2024 and apart from fresh colors and USB-C charging, no other major changes are expected. That's according to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman.

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Writing in the latest edition of his Power On newsletter, Gurman says Apple will replace the Lightning port for USB-C to comply with European regulations and for consistency across its AirPods lineup, but Apple does not plan to add the H2 chip and its attendant features like Adaptive Audio and Personalized Volume for the foreseeable future.

Indeed, the next version of Apple's over-ear headphones will be so similar to the current models that Apple may not even change the generation number, similar to the USB-C AirPods Pro.

That said, Gurman adds that Apple's plans could "possibly" change between now and when the ‌AirPods Max‌ are released.

Last week, Gurman reported that all three AirPods models and Mac accessories like the Magic Keyboard and Magic Trackpad are likely to transition to USB-C by 2024.

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Top Rated Comments

dz5b609 Avatar
8 months ago
So it's coming tomorrow.
Score: 31 Votes (Like | Disagree)
desslr Avatar
8 months ago
if Apple don’t want to innovate or improve their most “premium” audio product, then vote with your feet and don’t buy it.
Score: 25 Votes (Like | Disagree)
EmotionalSnow Avatar
8 months ago
if they really do that I will be very disappointed. the AirPods Max will be four years old by then, be their most expensive & premium audio product and yet still miss out on features that the AirPods Pro offer for half the price. like I'm literally speechless about how disappointed I will be if this rumor holds up.
Score: 18 Votes (Like | Disagree)
infinitejest Avatar
8 months ago
Two weeks ago he said that there won’t be new Macs in 2023…
Score: 17 Votes (Like | Disagree)
trusso Avatar
8 months ago
If you want a pair of AirPods Max, buy them now. Don't wait for a connector change in another year. Too often those of us who follow rumor sites get paralyzed by the waiting game, and potentially miss out on useful or fun gadgets or experiences because we're afraid we'll be left behind when the next version comes out. You'll be waiting forever if you do that. If you want 'em, buy 'em. If you don't, don't.
Score: 16 Votes (Like | Disagree)
SKeijmel Avatar
8 months ago
Gurman doesn’t know.
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)