Expected for almost three years, the AirPods Pro 2 continue to make people talk – without showing themselves. In a new leak, we learn that the headphones will notably be equipped with new features related to connected health, or even accessibility.
While their existence has still not been confirmed by Apple, the leaks follow one another – and look alike – about the AirPods Pro 2. In addition to a new design, or even first rumors concerning expected features, the specialized site 52 Audio says he is certain that headphones can replace an Apple Watch for certain e-health functions.
Headphones to monitor your heart rate
The rumor is not new, but 52 Audio brings water to its mill. According to the site, the AirPods Pro 2 would be able to inform the user about his heart rate.
A novelty partly due to a new System-in-Package (SiP), informs us 52 Audio. A new chip, to put it another way, which would also bring “ better performance and energy efficiency ».
The H1 chip, that’s its name, would bring great improvements to the existing W1. The Locate functionality would become more precise, and a form of fast charging would be granted to the AirPods Pro 2 case. . However, the site has some doubts about the integration, on this model, of such a feature.
The AirPods Pro 2 will incorporate a hearing aid
More likely: AirPods Pro 2 will bolster the accessibility part of the Apple ecosystem. Also according to the sources of 52 Audio, the headphones will be able to use the microphone now integrated into the charging case in order to retransmit more precisely the surrounding sounds in the ears of the user or the hard of hearing user.
Also equipped with a loudspeaker, the box will now be able to emit a sound helping to locate it in the event of misplacement.
Finally, for the sound part, the AirPods Pro 2 would offer active noise cancellation (ANC) called “adaptive”. Supposedly more reactive than the current version, it would offer the best compromise between listening quality and knowledge of its environment, without the need to constantly switch between ANC and Transparency mode.
According to the latest renderings published by the site, the AirPods Pro 2 will be entitled to the same design as the current models. In other words: AirPods 3 with silicone tips. For analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the headphones are likely to be released this year.
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