Apple's AirPods 2, HomePod 2, Over-Ear Headphones Will Likely Launch Next Year – Latest Leaks and Release Date Detailed

Daphne Planca
1:19 PM

The Cupertino-based tech company Apple seems to be developing its audio accessories in a big way. Discussions within the company are still ongoing about these products especially adding sensors like a heart rate monitor for the AirPods.

Bloomberg recently posted that the higher-end AirPods 2, “studio-quality” over-ear headphones, and HomePod 2 will be released next year. The company will also introduce the noise cancellation to the AirPods. They will also expand the device’s compatibility ranging from iPhone or iPad.

AirPods 2 are expected to be more expensive than the existing $159 model, which will still be going to be updated with the support of “Hey Siri” at the end of this year.  They will offer better noise cancellation as well as water resistance again rain and sweat. The new earbuds will probably be available as a “pro” SKU.

The company is already reported to shift their production orders for the current AirPods as well as the HomePod from the Inventec to Foxconn on its future manufacturing to raise more revenue. They might add biometric sensors to the new earbuds, turning into a health wearable to be added to an audio product.

The second-generation HomePod was rumored to cost at a lower price. This second version is set to debut as early as next year. This audio accessory will be very convenient to use and pair with AirPods. HomePod 2 will boast superior sound quality and active noise cancellation technology.

The over-ear headphones were previously reported to be in works as the well-known Apple tipster Ming-Chi Kuo claims. The company has the Beats Studio 3 already in stock, eschewing the Beats branding with its own mark. This will likely compete with existing models from the competitors Sennheiser and Bose.

The deals are not yet finalized, and the production has not yet begun. These headphones will be introduced at the end of this year, and its developments will be pushed to next year.

So, what do you think of the latest leaks about the AirPods 2, HomePod 2, and over-ear headphones from Apple? Let us know by writing in the comment section below.

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