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USB-C versions of AirPods and AirPods Max may not appear until next year.

Apple may not be ready to sync all of its headphone accessories to iPhone when Apple announces iPhone 15, according to Bloomberg next time. week, during which the Lightning port will be replaced by USB-C.

A USB-C case for AirPods Pro is expected to be available this fall, and a USB-C case for lower-end Apple models – AirPods expected to be released no earlier than 2024. Equally disappointing is the fact that Bloomberg reports that Apple's high-end $549 AirPods Max will also be obsolete within a few months as they also won't be updated via USB. -C charges until next year.

The AirPods Pro update likely won't have any differences other than a new case that will feature a USB-C port and allow iPhone 15 owners to charge their phone and headphones using the same cord. iOS 17 brings some new software features to AirPods Pro, such as adaptive audio and personalized volume, but no other hardware changes are expected to the earbuds themselves.

However, that's not all. attention than what the AirPods Max and cheaper AirPods will receive this year.

Having not been updated since their debut in 2019, the AirPods Max have been lagging in specs for a while, so don't add USB-C . There are plenty of reasons not to buy headphones until Apple releases a second-generation revision. (Presumably, USB-C support for AirPods Max will mean a change to the physical charging port on the earbuds themselves.)

But the base model AirPods are in high demand, and it's somewhat surprising that Apple isn't doing it. We can't just have a USB-C case ready at the same time as the iPhone 15 debuts, like we will for the AirPods Pro.

The company is certainly not afraid to ship multiple SKUs with different case options: Apple already sells two versions of the AirPods (3rd generation): one with a Lightning Charging case and one with MagSafe with support for wireless charging. Charging case.

The Wireless Charging Case is also already sold separately in the Apple Store, so it doesn't seem like too much of a ask to replace it with a USB-C port on the bottom. Lightning. But a report from Bloomberg indicates that it simply won't be ready for release until 2024.

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