The manufacturer is already in a hurry to switch to this charger format for its iPhones by the European Union.
Apple may use a USB-C charger for its second-generation AirPods Pro. Under new European regulations, the company will be obliged to do so from December 28, 2024. But the high-end version of the brand’s wireless headphones is expected to ditch Apple’s proprietary charger this year.
This information comes from Ming-Chi Guo, an expert analyst at the American company. According to one of its Twitter posts, AirPods Pro 2 is expected to ship in Q2 and Q3 of 2023 with a USB-C charger.
Case only towards sales?
AirPods Pro 2 will be available from September 2022 and now have a Lightning connector. According to Ming-Chi Guo, this change may not extend to the AirPods 2 or 3 models. However, Europe will impose a universal charger for mobile phones, but also for headphones and headsets by the end of next year.
However, as indicated, uncertainties remain on the edge. According to US media, additional changes may be made to the latest Apple wireless headphones. Also, a new case equipped with a USB-C charger can be sold separately. A practice that Apple has never followed.
Apple’s desire to comply with European requirements isn’t reflected in all of its headphones, though, not surprisingly. The company has already implemented the European decision and has indicated compliance. However, the manufacturer prefers to stay with the proprietary model while using the USB-C format. Apple-certified USB-C cables have already been spotted by some informants.
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