Mark Gurman gave new details on the future of the AirPods line before the end of the week. Bloomberg editor places the launch of the AirPods 3 for this year (without specifying more detailed dates), and takes The AirPods Pro 2 Next year.
The characteristics of the third generation AirPods that Gurman comments on are consistent with what has already been discussed in other rumors: its design will change to resemble the current AirPods Pro
AirPods Pro 2 would become another health accessory
In the second generation of AirPods Pro, there would be more internal changes than external: the headphones add sensors to record physical activity data
Another interesting fact that Gurman comments on is that Apple is not working on a second generation of AirPods Max for the time being, although on the table there are possible plans to launch more colors of the current generation. Not a trace of this “Sport” range evoked by rumors from the past.
AirPods have become a major revenue pillar in the accessories division, along with the Apple Watch. A gradual launch of new models should motivate this growth to keep pace.