Analyst: Apple will introduce second generation AirPods Pro next year

They’re expected to spur sales of the wireless earbud line

Apple has rolled out a new firmware update both the Lightning and USB-C version of its AirPod Pro.

In a note to clients — as noted by MacRumors — analyst Ming-Chi Kuo says Apple will release second-generation AirPods Pro in 2022.

He says AirPod sales look to be “lower-than-expected” for the remainder of this year. Kuo has revised his forecast from 75-85 million to to 70-75 million. The analysts thinks the release of the second-generation ‌AirPods Pro‌ next year will boost shipments to more than 100 million.

Previous rumors have said that the AirPods Pro 2 will have a round design and eliminate the short stem that currently sticks out from the bottom. The Sellers Research Group (that’s me) says that sounds about right.

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Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.