Completely change the USB-C interface!Apple’s new AirPods Pro 2 is here
For a long time, Apple has adopted the Lightning interface in its devices, and only a few devices use the mainstream USB-C interface.
The latest news shows thatApple will popularize the USB-C interface on a large scale starting this year.In addition to the upcoming iPhone 15 series, Apple will also launch AirPods Pro 2 with a USB-C interface.
Recently, a developer found an AirPods headset with the model A3048 in Apple’s iOS 16.4 system code. Combined with previous analyst Guo Mingyu’s news, there is a high probability that this is the AirPods Pro 2 with USB-C interface, which may be released in the second quarter of this year. And a lot of shipments in the third quarter.
And all of this stems from a new bill introduced by the European Union, which stipulates that electronic products entering Europe in 2024 must use the USB-C interface uniformly, which is one of the reasons why Apple will fully popularize the USB-C interface this year.
Therefore, the launch of AirPods Pro 2 with USB-C interface is logical. However, Guo Ming also mentioned that Apple currently has no plans to launch AirPods 2 and AirPods 3 that also use the USB-C interface.
AirPods Pro 2 was released in September last year. Compared with the original AirPods Pro, AirPods Pro 2 has a fully upgraded noise reduction capability.
At the same time, AirPods Pro 2 is equipped with a new Apple H2 chip, which can cooperate with customized drive units and amplifiers to bring higher bandwidth and allow users to obtain a breakthrough audio experience.
But it is a pity that although AirPods Pro 2 supports Bluetooth 5.3, it does not support LC3 encoder and LE audio. The current protocol is still consistent with the first generation, which is the ACC protocol, which also means that this headset does not support lossless sound quality.
Thanks to the performance of H2, AirPods Pro 2 has an amazing computational audio algorithm, which has doubled the noise reduction compared to the previous generation. The new drive unit and optimized acoustic algorithm can make active noise reduction function to reduce more noise.
In the adaptive transparency mode, Apple also brought a new technology. Relying on the powerful performance of H2, when the user turns on the adaptive transparency mode, AirPods Pro 2 can greatly reduce the intensity of high-frequency and high-decibel noise, so that the originally noisy ambient sound can enter the human ear more comfortably after being filtered by the algorithm .
In terms of battery life, this AirPods Pro 2 can provide up to 30 hours of battery life in a single charge, an increase of 6 hours compared to the previous generation.
In the case of single use, it can last for a full 6 hours, which is still in the case of active noise reduction. AirPods Pro 2 also supports MagSafe wireless charging and Apple Watch charger.
Apple’s launch of the AirPods Pro 2 with USB-C interface is a helpless compromise from a commercial point of view. After all, the Lightning interface that has been used for ten years is very sound both ecologically and commercially. The additional income brought by MFi certification also makes Apple Earn a lot of money.
Switching to the USB-C interface this time will undoubtedly make Apple lose the benefits brought by MFi certification, but there are also reports that Apple will continue to use MFi certification in USB-C. Once Apple does this, I believe it will attract many consumers. verbal criticism.