Apple AirPods set for redesign in coming year, report says
The company may be working on AirPod and AirPod Pro updates with new designs and fitness features.
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Apple is preparing redesigned versions of its AirPods and AirPods Pro in-ear headphones for release in 2021 and 2022 respectively, Bloomberg reported Friday. The new AirPods design will apparently resemble the Pro more closely and include "updated motion sensors with a focus on fitness tracking."
The company is also reportedly experimenting with a stemless version of the Pro, which could be similar to Apple's rumored Beats Studio Buds. Basketball icon LeBron James was spotted wearing what appeared to be the unreleased Beats Studio Buds in an Instagram post Thursday, as noted by MacRumors.
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