Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo tweets that, though several Apple products such as the iPhone are expected to (eventually) ditch the Lightning port for USB-C, the charging case for the next generation of AirPods Pro will stick with Lightning.
He says that the AirPods Pro 2 will enter mass production in the second half of the year. Kuo thinks the release of the new AirPods Pro will boost shipments to more than 100 million.
The updated earbuds are anticipated to feature an entirely new design that does away with the short stem that comes out of the bottom for a design similar to the Beats Fit Pro. They’re also expected to sport even better audio quality and perhaps some health care features thanks to new sensors.