The Second-generation AirPods Pro could be available in two sizes different, depending on leaker Mr. White. This Twitter user doesn’t have the most reliable history in terms of leaks, but he has sometimes been successful with them, as can be seen on Apple Track. The same author is skeptical of the evidence provided, so we need to take it with caution.
That said, his escape is worth a look. The AirPods Pro were introduced just over a year ago, so their successor shouldn’t be far behind.
AirPods Pro 2 in two different sizes and with W2 chip
In the images contained in the following Tweeter we see two pairs of wires and components. La couple on the right it seems to match those found in the current model of AirPods Pro, and on the left there are two more, one of which is noticeably longer than the other.
New AirPods Pro Mabey Two W2 Still Chip Sizes 🤨 pic.twitter.com/R5MpzUrUlg
– Mr. white (@laobaiTD) December 29, 2020
Additionally, Mr White posts a photo in which some specs can be read. There is a mention of the W2, the supposed successor to the W1 chip that manages communications in the original AirPods. From AirPods 2, this role was played by the H1 chip, present in all AirPods models since then. That being said, it is quite possible that W2 is just the internal name of H1.
Mark Gurman said in October that Apple is making smaller AirPods Pro and redesigned AirPods 3. Los AirPods Pro 2
At the start of this year, it was thought that Apple was making AirPods Pro lightweight. A version of AirPods Pro which might not have cancellation noise. Since Mr. White’s images are made up of components, the simplest explanation is that we are looking at a prototype. As such, it might or might never hit the market.