Apple Reportedly Set to Launch New AirPods and MacBook Pro in May

Apr 20

If rumors doing the rounds online are anything to go by, Apple is gearing up to unveil a new pair of AirPods next month. There's hearsay that the purported earbuds could bear the AirPods Pro Lite moniker.

The Cupertino based tech behemoth took the wraps off a new iPhone last week and is slated to announce two new products next month. In addition to unveiling a new pair of AirPods, Apple is reportedly planning to launch MacBook Pro.

Tech analyst Jon Prosser, who spilled the beans on the iPhone SE 2 launch, hinted at an impending launch of new AirPods via a tweet. The renowned tipster suggests Apple will be unveiling the next-generation AirPods along with a newfangled MacBook Pro in May.

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The aforesaid products were originally slated to hit the store shelves immediately after their announcement at the company's March event, which was called off amid the coronavirus pandemic. Apple managed to come out with a new MacBook Pro, as well as an iPad Pro in March.

The new AirPods hasn't been floating around the rumor mill, probably because Apple had announced the AirPods Pro just recently. But in February, Taiwanese news blog DigiTimes got the rumor mill churning after it listed the AirPods Pro Lite in a list of products being manufactured on assembly lines, hinting at a 2020 launch.

DigiTimes touted it as an inexpensive AirPods Pro alternative that boasts an impressive array of features just like its Pro sibling. Moreover, the site hinted at delayed production for the Lite version, as well as a slew of other Apple products due to the COVID-19 outbreak. The estimated shipping for these products will be after April.

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If this report proves to be true, the AirPods Pro Lite could see the light of the day in May. Aside from reports suggesting it will carry an affordable price tag, details about the AirPods Pro Lite are still few and far between.

The original AirPods were made available to the public back in 2016, but they received a radically overhauled version in 2019. In short, there are thin chances of Apple coming up with iteration anytime soon.

There is a higher possibility of the company launching a brand new AirPods Pro variant to mark its foray into the affordable earbuds segment. It is imperative for readers to bear in mind that nothing is set in stone yet as far as the new AirPods and new MacBook Pro are concerned.

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