USB-C version of Apple AirPods Pro 2 could launch in 2023


While most mobile devices use USB Type-C ports, Apple has stuck to its Lightning ports. This is because it's a proprietary format, so Apple gets to set higher prices. But the AirPods Pro 2 could be the first Apple device to get a USB-C version.

Recently, a product bearing the model number 'A3048' was spotted in the upcoming iOS 16.4 update. A new AirPods case with the model number 'A2968' was also referenced. According to Kuo Ming-chi, the two products are likely the two components - earbuds and case - of the USB-C version of the AirPods Pro 2. The analyst also speculated that the new model could ship sometime between Q2 and Q3 of 2023.

However, it seems that Apple isn't about to switch all of its products to USB-C. Kuo claimed that Apple doesn't seem to have plans to release USB-C versions of the AirPods 2 or AirPods 3. Perhaps the company isn't ready to do that for most of its products yet. After all, transitioning a product's production lines to incorporate different parts likely requires time and money.

Mind you, this piece of news is highly speculative, so take it with a grain of salt. Having said that, do you prefer having future Apple devices with USB-C ports or should they stick to Lightning ports? Share your thoughts on our Facebook page and stay tuned to TechNave for more news like this!