Apple plans to launch the second-generation AirPods Pro this fall, which is rumored to feature a new design, improved audio quality and possible Health integration, according to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman.

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As Gurman writes in his latest Power On newsletter:

Look for the new AirPods Pro in the fall. The current model has been on the market since fall 2019, so batteries are likely already struggling for some early adopters. Also look for an AirPods Max refresh with new colors (and hopefully a price drop – $550 is absurd for these headphones).

The ‌AirPods Pro‌ haven’t been refreshed since their launch in 2019, and several rumors have suggested a launch this year. Gurman’s assertion of a fall launch matches information previously shared by Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who said a launch would occur in the second half of the year. The new ‌AirPods Pro‌ could feature a more compact design that detaches from the stem, combined with a new charging case and lossless audio support via a new protocol.

As for the AirPods Max, Apple isn’t expected to be working on a second-generation over-ear headphone model that launched in December 2020. Instead, Apple is expected to be working on new color options. Today, Gurman said the new colors are still being worked on, but didn’t offer a timeline for their launch.

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