Earlier in the month, Jon Prosser shared on Twitter that Apple has what’s dubbed the AirPods X, in the works. At the time, Prosser said that these new wireless earbuds may be making their debut in September or October. It looks another pair of AirPods may have been in the works, and is ready for a May debut.
In a more recent tweet, Prosser says that a new pair of AirPods “are now ready to go”. Said pair was also reportedly supposed to appear back in March, which didn’t happen. Now slated for an appearance in May, Prosser claims that it will probably appear alongside the MacBook Pro.
New AirPods (which were supposed to be at the March Event) are now ready to go.
Probably alongside the MacBook Pro next month.
— Jon Prosser (@jon_prosser) April 19, 2020
In all honesty, it’s hard to pin down what this will be exactly. What’s unlikely is that it’s a refresh of the AirPods Pro which, at about six months old, is too soon to be due for a refresh. On the flip side, it could possibly be a third generation of the standard AirPods, or even the X model mentioned earlier, brought forward. Then there’s also talk of a new model, called the AirPods Pro Lite, that provides most of the features of the Pro model, but at a lower price point.
At any rate, we’re two thirds the way through with April. If Apple is indeed planning to announce a new pair of AirPods next month, it wont be too long a wait before we find out.