Monday, Sep 05, 2022, 15:46 Hardware

Event Rumors – The New Apple AirPods & A Very Expensive Apple Watch Pro

The tech world awaits the upcoming Apple event was a great deal of excitement, according to countless reports, we should see the announcements of more than just the next iPhone generation. Although a presentation of the iPhone 14 is considered certain and the design as well as appearance of the device's successor to the infamous notch are considered equally known – things aren't as clear as far as the other products are concerned. For example, it's possible that Apple is delaying the announcement of the next iPad but providing updates to another very popular product in the meantime. Almost 3 years have passed since Apple released the first generation of the AirPods Pro. As per Mark Gurman, it's possible that it will finally be time for us to see a start of sales the AirPods Pro 2 on Wednesday.

Technically Next-Gen – Optically Last-Gen
Reports concerning a new addition of the AirPods Pro have circulated for at least two years now, as it was previously reported that Apple would broadly change the design – it no longer seems as if it's likely to come to that. The AirPods are likely to keep their stems, at least according to Mark Gurman. However, Apple customers who acquire the newest generation of AirPods are likely to experience better audio quality – thanks to the new H2 chips, and the battery time should increase as well. Additionally, the charging case now fully integrated within the "Find My" network. Simultaneous connections to multiple devices is also counted amongst the newest improvements. As per recently leaked CAD data, the case should look something like this:

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The Expensive Apple Watch Pro
It seems as if Apple also plans to set some time aside this year for a new smartwatch generation. As reported, increasing delivery times and decreased availability of the previous generation all point to a near future release. In addition to the normal variants of the Apple Watch, there should also be a successor to the Apple Watch SE and an entirely new model. The "Pro" moniker won't be following in the footsteps as previous iterations of the watch – rather, the smartwatch has it sights set on an entirely new target audience. Uses such as extreme athletes for those with higher hardware demands from wear and tear due to more intense usage will be well suited with the newest generation of the Apple Watch. However, the new device won't come without a price, potential customers will have to either save up or reach deep into their pockets – the device itself is set to cost at least US$900 (depending on individual configurations) according to my Mark Gurman. Choices of the available armbands will, of course, also reflect a change in price.

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