Our take: With White’s super mixed track record, I certainly have my doubts here. Why would Apple go back the glossy design? Other than slight nostalgia from the first generation pencil, I don’t really see a clear benefit here.
The rumor: Apple may be working on multiple sizes of second generation AirPods Pro, according to Mr.white (50% accurate).
New images depict a longer cable attached to a similar System in Package (SiP) design
White also suggests the same audio chip (H1) will be included
Our take: White, who is accurate about half of the time, interestingly refers to the “W2 Chips,” in these images. However, Apple replaced the W1 chip in AirPods 1 with the H1 chip powering AirPods 2/Pro–perhaps he is referring to H1 as the second generation ‘W2’ chip? With no other sources reporting different sizing for AirPods Pro 2, this is a first.
Our take: I don’t believe it: no way Apple ships 4, 2020 handsets with the same notch from 2017. I don’t know where these leaks are coming from, but I just can’t fathom these phones being competitive with the old design.
The news: This year’s iPhone 12 may be getting a faster 20w charger in the box, according to Mr.white (25% accurate).
The iPhone 11 Pro series currently ships with an 18W adapter
All lower-end iPhones still include the archaic 5W brick
Our take: The 18W adapter is already wicked fast, so the extra 2 watts here will help things charge even faster…if the battery stays the same size. But I have a feeling that the extra juice will be to fill up a larger battery at the same rate as the current models.
The news: The next Apple Pencil may be available in a new colorway, according to Mr.white.
Black is coming to the Apple Pencil, but it’s unclear if it will be replacing or supplementing white
Our take: As exciting this sounds, Mr. white currently has a very poor track record (25% for 4 rumors). Most of what this source has put out over the years has ended up incorrect, so there’s not a big chance that this will be any different. But to play devil’s advocate here: if a black Apple Pencil is coming…could black AirPods be coming next?