According to the new China Economic Daily report, Apple is planning to release AirPods Pro earbuds for $260 by the end of this month.
This new AirPods Pro will come with all-new in-ear design supporting ANC (Active Noise Control) or ANR (Active Noise Reduction).
Further supporting this was the iOS 13.2 beta release at the beginning of this month, in which an icon displaying AirPods with rubber ear tips was displayed.
Additionally, the file name references a B298 code name, and the image is filed under the Accessibility Settings folder. This could mean that Apple is taking a leaf of out Microsoft’s book and is looking to integrate more disability-friendly features in their product line. Macrumours suggested that the Airpods could potentially double up as hearing aids, but if not, it could just support existing Live Listen capabilities.
A few months ago, we got a glimpse of the charging case for the first time, after these images were leaked:
Just now, Slashleaks shared the following image under “Apple Airpods Pro protective case leaks”.
Slashlinks also shared an image which shows the inside of the charging case:
Both look similar to the cover and carrying case already released by accessory maker ESR.
The Airpods Pro will reportedly set you back about $260, but Apple will also release an updated version of current AirPods with minor improvements with the same $159 price tag. Details are expected to be announced at Apple’s potential October event.