While we had reported on rumors Apple planning on finally shifting some of its product line to support USB Type C port, it appears that the next gen AirPods Pro 2 will not be one of them and will retain the dated Lightning port.
In a series of new tweets, known analyst Ming Chi-Kuo stated that the brand will not include a USB C port on its highly anticipated second generation AirPods Pro. Kuo had previously stated that the Cupertino based giant will be moving a number of its products like the AirPods Pro to USB Type C format. However, the upcoming model won’t be making the shift as of yet. In other words, future iterations of Apple’s hearable products might be the first to move away from the Lightning port.
As of right now, the company is believed to be testing USB C ports for its iPhone 15 lineup. Apart from smartphones, it is also planning on eventually shifting its MagSafe charger, Mac keyboards and mouse to the USB standards. All of these currently have the Lightning port. The analyst added that “I predict the charging case of AirPods Pro 2 will still support Lightning, not USB C.” As of right now, the entire AirPods lineup, including the top end AirPods Max, feature the Lightning port.
For those unaware, the AirPods Pro 2 will be the first successor to the popular AirPods Pro that the iPhone maker had launched back in 2019. It is rumored to get rid of the stem design, in favor of an all ear design similar to the Beats Fit Pro. The earbuds will also apparently offer various health related features as well as a new an improved charging case and enhanced audio quality.