The Apple AirPods Pro 2 Could Make A Mid-Life Switch To USB-C

It is extraordinarily possibly that Apple`s upcoming iPhone 15 lineup will ditch the archaic Lightning Port in prefer of USB-C while the gadgets release later this year. While Apple has been regularly switching to USB-C on its laptops and tablets, it took complete legislative movement from the European Union for Apple to boost up the manner for the company's iPhone lineup. Finally, overdue final year, Apple begrudgingly agreed to an EU ruling that mandated the usage of USB-C on all cell gadgets — together with the iPhone. However, it seems like it is now no longer simply Apple's upcoming iPhones so that it will undertake the USB-C wellknown later this year. A string of latest rumors shows the chance of Apple's famous wi-fi earbuds — the Apple AirPods Pro 2 — additionally switching from Lightning to USB-C this year.

The preliminary supply of the rumor is Twitter user @aaronp613, who got here throughout references to new AirPods and AirPods instances inside iOS 16.four code. The version numbers that Aaron got here throughout in his studies consist of A3048 and A2968. Aaron believes that the A3048 refers to an upcoming AirPods version, even as the A2968 version range belongs to the charging case for the identical device. While Aaron did now no longer declare that those new AirPods will use USB-C, his tweet become referenced with the aid of using referred to Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo who believes that those new version numbers should belong to the USB-C model of the Apple AirPods 2. In his tweet, Kuo additionally postulates the opportunity of those USB-C AirPods debuting withinside the 2d or 0.33 area of 2023.

No USB-C for the cheaper, non-Pro AirPods?

Interestingly, it appears now no longer all of Apple's legacy AirPods may be switching to USB-C in 2023. In his tweet, Ming-Chi Kuo additionally notes that simplest the AirPods Pro 2 fashions will make the transfer in 2023 and that Apple has no plans to extrade the Lightning Port on its present entry-stage AirPods 2 and AirPods three wi-fi earbuds.

Including a USB-C connector at the AirPods Pro 2 could make it less complicated for customers to attach them to a broader variety of gadgets, as USB-C is turning into more and more more famous throughout diverse gadgets. In addition, for the reason that USB-C gives quicker charging speeds than Lightning, the transfer may also result in shorter charging instances for the AirPods Pro 2, even though Apple could want to permit this option at the charging case for the AirPods Pro 2.

Given that Apple has confronted excessive grievance for its reluctance to interchange from Lightning to USB-C,  of its famous merchandise making the transition in 2023 might be visible as a welcome move. In fact, it might simplest boost up the manner that Apple commenced some years in the past with the aid of using adopting the USB-C wellknown at the company's MacBook and iPad Pro fashions. All that being stated it'd be recommended for customers to await the respectable statement from Apple for the rumored USB-C AirPods Pro 2 earlier than putting this in stone.

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