According to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple's second-generation AirPods Pro may still have a Lightning charging case.
Kuo predicts that Apple will switch to a USB-C charging case for all AirPods models in 2023.
Several new features are rumored for the earbuds,
including an upgrade to the H1 chip that powers features like active noise cancellation.
Support for Apple lossless audio playback, updated motion sensor for expanded fitness tracking capabilities.
A new charging case that can emit a sound when lost, a skin-detect sensor for improved in-ear detection, and more.
Apple has tested a more compact design for the new AirPods Pro that will eliminate the stalks that drop below the earbuds.
Similar to Apple's Beats Studio Buds, recent rumors suggest that the earbuds will not undergo any significant design changes.
Kuo says the new AirPods Pro will be released later this year.