Apple Explains Why Second-Generation AirPods Pro Ear Tips Are Incompatible With Original AirPods Pro

Apple today explained why the new silicone ear tips for the second-generation AirPods Pro are not officially compatible with the original AirPods Pro. In an updated support document, Apple said the original AirPods Pro ear tips have “noticeably denser mesh” than the second-generation ear tips. Apple did not provide any additional details, but the mesh […]

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M3 Chip for Macs and A17 Chip for iPhone 15 Pro Will Reportedly Use TSMC’s Second-Generation 3nm Process

Apple’s future M3 chip for Macs and A17 chip for iPhone 15 Pro models will be manufactured based on TSMC’s enhanced 3nm process known as N3E next year, according to a new report from Nikkei Asia. The devices are expected to launch throughout 2023. N3E will offer improved performance and power efficiency compared to TSMC’s […]

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Kuo: Second-Generation Apple AR/VR Headset to Launch in 2025, Could Include More Affordable Option

Apple plans to launch its second-generation AR/VR headset in the first half of 2025, with it likely featuring more high-end models and a new affordable option, Apple analyst Ming-Chi kuo said today. Wriitng in his Medium blog, Kuo said the following: The second-generation Apple AR/MR may have high-end and more-affordable models, which will launch in […]

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Apple Suppliers Already Working on Second-Generation OLED iPad

Apple suppliers are already working on display panels for second-generation OLED iPad models, The Elec reports. Samsung Display is said to be in the process of negotiating prices for new Gen 8.5 OLED deposition equipment designed to make OLED display panels for devices like tablets. Samsung is reportedly planning to use the equipment to mass-produce […]

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AirTag Shipments Reportedly Grown Over Time, Making Second-Generation Model More Likely

Apple has gradually sold an increasing number of AirTags, despite not receiving much attention, according to Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. In a tweet, Kuo explained that he believes Apple shipped around 20 million AirTag item trackers in 2021, rising to 35 million in 2022: AirTag, which has not received much attention, has gradually grown in […]

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LG Already Preparing for Apple’s Second-Generation Mixed-Reality Headset

LG Display is preparing to supply micro-OLED display panels for Apple’s second-generation mixed-reality headset, The Elec reports. LG Display is currently believed to be ordering deposition equipment for micro-OLED displays from Sunic System. The company apparently plans to use the equipment to develop and manufacture a micro-OLED display panel for Apple’s second-generation mixed-reality headset. While […]

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Second-Generation AirPods Pro Charging Case Expected to Stick With Lightning Port

As Apple reportedly plans to switch the iPhone 15 and a number of its accessories to USB-C in the coming years, the upcoming second-generation AirPods Pro charging case will continue to feature a Lightning port, reliable Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said today. In a series of tweets, Kuo reiterated his past remarks that the second-generation […]

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Second-Generation AirPods Pro Rumored to Launch This Fall, New AirPods Max Colors Also in the Works

Apple is planning to release the second-generation AirPods Pro this fall, rumored to feature a new design, improved audio quality, and some possible health integration, according to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman. As Gurman writes in his latest Power On newsletter: Look out for new AirPods Pro in the fall. The current model has been on the […]

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Kuo: Second-Generation AirPods Pro to Launch in Second Half of 2022

Apple plans to release second-generation AirPods Pro in the second half of 2022, well-known analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said in a tweet today. While the second-generation AirPods have remained available to purchase since Apple released third-generation AirPods last year, Kuo said Apple may discontinue the original AirPods Pro when the new ones are released later this […]

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Apple Stores Can Now Update Firmware on Second-Generation AirPods

In late 2021, Apple Stores and Apple Authorized Service Providers gained access to a new “AirPods Firmware Updater” diagnostic tool for updating a customer’s AirPods Pro to the latest firmware version when necessary. In an internal memo today, obtained by MacRumors, Apple announced that the tool is now capable of updating the firmware on second-generation […]

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