AirPods Might Be in for a Big Redesign

Rumor has it that Apple is gearing up to release the next-generation versions of its wireless earbuds, the AirPods and AirPods Pro, as early as early next year.

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Apparently Apple is gearing up to release the next-generation versions of its wireless earbuds, the AirPods and AirPods Pro, as early as early next year. And according to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman and Debby Wu, both new earbuds will have a fresh new look.

That, in part, could explain why there are great and persistent deals on the company's existing buds.

The third-generation AirPods will apparently adopt a design that is more reminiscent of the AirPods Pro. This means that they'll have a short step and replaceable ear tips, which should help them give you a better, more secure fit.

The second-generation AirPods Pro are apparently getting an even more drastic redesign, and Gurman and Wu suggest that they'll have a more traditional round design, similar to many other earbuds like Google's Pixel Buds or Amazon's Echo Buds. If this design is true, you can expect the charging case to look drastically different, too.

These reports come alongside StudioPods, Apple's long-rumored-about pair of noise-canceling over-ear headphones. It's still up in the air when Apple is expected to release those as, according to Gurman and Wu, the headphones "were due to go into production weeks ago, but that was pushed back due to problems with the headband."

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