Apple may already be preparing a new generation of one of its most successful products, the AirPods Pro. Thus, the rumors intensify and realize that there is hardware discovered that suggests there are two sizes for these headphones.

Speculation about the two sizes of this line of Apple in-ear headphones comes from a leaker who eventually had access to Apple’s “new hardware”.

AirPods Pro image with iPhone 11 Pro Max

New hardware for 2nd generation AirPods Pro discovered

Leaker Mr · white posted on Twitter where he shows what he says are components of the AirPods Pro.

As we can see, the cable length is noticeably different between the two components on the left that could be for these second generation devices.

The two on the right, which are roughly the same size, appear to be the same components as the existing AirPods Pro.

To be true, it is not exactly a novelty. According was shared in October In the past, Bloomberg shared a report in which it was said that Apple has “the goal” of making the new AirPods Pro smaller by removing the stem and opting for a more rounded shape and better fit.

However, we have not heard any other reports on these two-size headphones so far.

More hardware in a smaller format?

These images shared by Mr · white may be of hardware prototypes that will not necessarily reach production.

There is information to say that Apple could opt for a “less ambitious” design than would be expected for AirPods Pro 2 due to the difficulty of packing antennas, ANC, microphones, etc. Eventually it may have a more compact design.

In addition, with the AirPods Pro adjustable in the ear canal, there is no great advantage to be found in two sizes.

Another possibility is that hardware of different sizes could be for the redesigned AirPods 3 and potentially smaller AirPods Pro 2.

As for the mention of the W2 chip, AirPods Pro (AirPods and AirPods Max) use the H1 chip, which is the successor to the W1 chip used in older AirPods. We haven't seen a W2 chip yet, so it could be the leaker predicting that next generation headphones will stay with the H1 based on his comment “Still W2 Chips”.

Headphones in black?

Yes, another good news is that these headphones can also come in black.

However, the leaker, to the question about the new color, answered laconically that “Maybe AirPods Not suitable…”, that is, that it is not suitable. Not? But why?

Of course, these “revelations” are worth what they are worth. These will be some more grains of information that are thickening the rumors. So, what is known for now is that these new headphones will come out in 2021.

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