Apple to launch AirPods Pro 2's USB-C version later this year

Sagar, 25 March 2023

Apple recently rolled out the iOS 16.4 release candidate for developers, which includes references to new AirPods with model code A3048 and a new AirPods case bearing model designation A2968. According to famous analyst Ming Chi-Kuo, these are likely the USB-C version of AirPods Pro 2 launched last year with a Lightning port, and their mass shipments are expected between 2Q23-3Q23.

AirPods Pro 2 launched last year with Lightning port AirPods Pro 2 launched last year with Lightning port

Kuo didn't divulge anything else about the AirPods Pro 2's USB-C version, and it's unclear if these will just be the AirPods Pro 2 coming in a charging case featuring USB-C or if there will be any other hardware changes.

Apple is also expected to launch the iPhone 15 lineup this year with a USB-C port instead of the Lightning port, and Kuo claims Apple currently has no plans for USB-C versions of AirPods 2 and 3, meaning the AirPods Pro 2 will likely be the first TWS earphones from Apple to switch from Lightning port to USB-C.



Reader comments

Don't count on it. They will find a way.

AirPods Pro with Type-C? Its their "innovation" Some TWS branded (like Redmi Buds, OPPO Enco, realme Buds, others) already used Type-C before Apple

  • Anonymous
  • 25 Mar 2023
  • 6m1

If only apple had put usb c on their devices since every other device uses usb c for like 5+ years. But as always Apple is behind... L for users who use outdated Lightning⚡

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