The rumor: The second-generation version of AirPods Pro 2 is less than half a year away, according to DigiTimes (65.1% accurate).

  • AirPods Pro 2 are expected to “launch later in the first half of this year,” suggesting a release in the April/May timeframe that has been previously rumored
  • Next-generation AriPods pro may feature a radical new design like Amazon’s Echo Buds

Our take: While I initially expected AirPods Pro 2 to come in the second half of 2021, it seems they are launching a bit sooner: my bet is in May. Looking forward to seeing what Apple has done with the design, which could be a significant departure from what we know.