Apple is about to launch AirPods with USB-C

Reportedly will launch in September

Kabari99-The iPhone 15 might not be the only Apple product getting the USB-C treatment next month.

Apple is planning to launch a pair of “updated” AirPods with USB-C during its iPhone 15 event in September, according to a report from Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman.


This is have been circulating for months about the possibility of Apple introducing AirPods with a USB-C-compatible charging case,









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but we haven’t heard anything this definite until now.

However, we still don’t know whether the AirPods Pro will get the USB-C charging case, too, and Gurman doesn’t specify.

In 2022,

Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo predicted that Apple would introduce AirPods with a USB-C charging case sometime this year.

It’s also not clear whether Apple will make any significant changes to the AirPods themselves aside from the new case.

Kuo said earlier this year that Apple may ship its fourth-generation AirPods in the second half of 2024 or the first half of 2025,









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alongside a rumored $99 pair of AirPods and the second-gen AirPods Max. That timeline suggests we may just be in for a case update.

Apple’s iPhone 15 event called Wonderlust will take place on September 12th. In addition to AirPods that support USB-C,

Apple is expected to include a USB-C port on all its iPhone 15 models in order to comply with the European Union’s incoming regulations.

Apple could take the wraps off of a Watch Series 9 and a second-gen Watch Ultra as well.









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According to Mark Gurman writing for Bloomberg,

Apple will be introducing an update to AirPods that includes a USB-C charging port in the charging case.

The switch to USB-C, often rumored about, will apparently coincide with the similar shift for the iPhone 15,

which will move away from Lightning for physical connectivity.

Gurman doesn’t offer much detail about what the updated AirPods will have in terms of features or changes, if any will be included.

It’s entirely possible that all Apple changes is the USB-C connection in the case.








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With the removal of Lightning from the iPhone, it’s plausible that the AirPods could be the first wave of changes in the withdrawal of Apple’s long-time connector from other accessories.

An update to the AirPods has been long overdue, with Apple launching the third-gen AirPods in late 2021.

Apple introduced the AirPods Pro 2 in September 2022, though persisted with the Lightning connection and MagSafe for that release.









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Apple does have a vested interest in migrating over to USB-C,

as the European Union gave final approval to the Common Charger Directive in October 2022,

which will make charging via USB-C mandatory on iPhones and small devices in 2024.

Other countries, such as Saudi Arabia and India, have also worked on their own charger connector proposals, which will affect Apple in the same way.


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