Looks like AirPods Pro will be among the first Apple accessories to make the jump from Lightning to USB-C in this latest report from analyst Ming-Chi Kuo; however, there’s a catch…
Kuo tweeted out Friday that he expects a USB-C charging case for AirPods Pro 2 to make its way to customers before the end of 2023:
Great! That knocks AirPods Pro off the list of Apple products that need to transition to USB-C to meet the EU’s deadline before the company gets fined into the dirt.
On the flip side, however, Kuo ends his tweet by saying Apple seems to “have no plans” to release a USB-C version of AirPods 2 or 3 – the ‘non-Pro’ versions.
This is… slightly disappointing.
We haven’t had a new version of AirPods since 2021 when the third generation released. The normal-ass AirPods could really use the AirPods Pro treatment, i.e. a new MagSafe charging case with Find My integration and now USB-C!
Apple does have a good bit longer until the EU’s deadline for a majority of the company’s products to ditch Lightning and make the switch to USB-c, but the clock is ticking!