A brand new charging case for the upcoming second-generation AirPods Pro may function speaker holes, a microphone, and a gap for a lanyard attachment, in accordance with alleged CAD renders of the case shared by AppleInsider‘s Andrew O’Hara on Twitter.
Alleged CAD of AirPods Pro 2 charging case shared by Andrew O’Hara
O’Hara mentioned he couldn’t confirm the accuracy of the renders, however they do line up with earlier rumors concerning the subsequent AirPods Pro charging case.
The brand new charging case is anticipated to realize Discover My assist, permitting customers to trace the situation of the case in the Discover My app in the occasion it’s misplaced or misplaced, even when the AirPods Pro usually are not positioned in the case. Earlier this 12 months, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo mentioned the case will be capable of emit a sound when misplaced, which might clarify the addition of speaker holes.
The renders additionally present a single gap for what might be a microphone, though it’s unclear what it could be used for. One risk is that the microphone might be used for Apple’s accessibility function Reside Hear, which might help somebody to listen to a dialog in a loud space or throughout a room. The case’s microphone may take in sound and ship it to the AirPods Pro that somebody is sporting, making the sound simpler to listen to.
Final, the renders present a cutout in the suitable facet of the case that’s possible meant for a lanyard attachment seen in a earlier leak. This function would make it simpler to connect an AirPods Pro case to a keychain with out the necessity for an additional accent.
It is not apparent from the CADs whether or not the case has a Lightning connector like the present model or a USB-C port, however rumors counsel the case will persist with Lightning this 12 months and change to USB-C together with the iPhone 15 subsequent 12 months. The case has additionally supported MagSafe wi-fi charging since receiving a minor revision in October 2021.
It is also possible the brand new AirPods Pro charging case may have IPX4-rated water and sweat resistance just like the charging case for the third-generation AirPods. At present, solely the AirPods Pro earbuds have water resistance and never the case.
Whereas the second-generation AirPods Pro are anticipated to have longer battery life because of a extra energy environment friendly H2 chip and probably assist for Bluetooth 5.2’s low-power LE Audio normal, it isn’t clear if the battery in the brand new charging case can be any bigger. The present AirPods Pro case is supplied with a 519 mAh battery.
Apple is anticipated to announce the brand new AirPods Pro by the tip of 2022, but it surely’s not clear precisely when they are going to be unveiled. Different options rumored for the brand new AirPods Pro embrace improved in-ear detection, health monitoring capabilities, and extra.