If you’re waiting for a new pair of AirPods Pro expected to arrive this fall, you may need to lower your expectations. While we had hoped for a range of new features and a new design, it’s starting to sound like there are few reasons to upgrade other than battery life.
The latest report from Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman is tempering expectations for the new AirPods Pro, suggesting that Apple is so busy developing and manufacturing the Mac chips that other areas of development have faded into the background, the AirPods Pro being one of them. . Last week, we read that the next-generation AirPods Pro might not have the much-anticipated “voiceless” design, and now they might not get the new rumored health sensors either.
There were reports that the new AirPods Pro would get heart rate monitoring and the ability to measure body temperature, but Gurman’s sources have indicated that “neither features are likely to arrive in the 2022 upgrade.” Gurman still thinks these improvements are in development and “could come one day”.
Among the expected new features for the next AirPods Pro are longer battery life and faster charging thanks to a new USB-C case. They can also get lossless audio when listening to Apple Music songs and other audio enhancements.
In addition to Apple’s focus on Mac chip development, Gurman blames “supply bottlenecks” that have also contributed to “slower progress for the iPhone, Apple Watch, and even cellular modems.” For example, while the Apple Watch Series 8 will have the ability to detect if you have a fever, it is expected to have the same processor as the Series 6.