Apple AirPods Pro 2 launch: The US-based tech giant Apple is likely to launch its second-generation AirPods Pro in the coming months. Ahead of the official announcement, a new report has stressed that the AirPods Pro 2 may come with a USB Type-C for charging instead of the company’s proprietary Lightning port. The USB Type-C charging case for the earbuds will also come with support for fast charging.
According to a new report from MacRumors, the upcoming AirPods Pro 2 will be powered by the new System-in-Package (SIP) for the H1 chip with support for improved adaptive noise cancellation, EQ, Spatial Audio, and Audio Sharing. It is also expected that the AirPods Pro 2 will come with a skin-detect sensor.
Apple is likely to eliminate the short stem that sticks out of the bottom to make the earbuds more compact. Earlier images of the alleged second-generation AirPods Pro earbuds claimed that it wont feature downward-facing IR sensors to detect when they are in a user’s ears, but the latest 3D comparisons suggest that the new AirPods Pro will feature skin-detect sensors.
According to the report, AirPods Pro 2 will come with support for lossless playback. It is also expected that the tech giant will improve the health management and fitness tracking features in the upcoming AirPods Pro. However, more details are awaited in this segment.
In a related news, another report from MacRumors has revealed that Apple Watch Series 8 will reportedly come with a body temperature sensor that will let the user know if he or she is running a fever.
The upcoming Apple Watch should be able to detect a spike in body temperature, and then ask you to use a thermometer, reports Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman. “The feature is a go for both the standard Apple Watch Series 8 and a new rugged edition that’s aimed at extreme sports athletes,” he said.
The upcoming lower-end Apple Watch SE is not going to have this health feature. Famed Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo also believes the body temperature sensor will make its debut later this year. Previous reports suggested the sensor could also be used for fertility tracking — shifts in body temperature could help someone determine when they’re more likely to get pregnant.