The AirPods Pro 2, which are due out in 2022, will offer Lossless support, which is lossless audio according to information from Ming-Chi Kuo. The analyst, who is generally well-informed, adds that the earphones charging case should be able to make a sound so that it can be easily found.
Lossless for AirPods Pro 2
Apple would like to offer real selling points with its AirPods Pro 2 and Lossless support would be one of them. This would be possible thanks to the support for the ALAC (Apple Lossless) codec. As a reminder, Apple Music has been offering music with lossless audio since June, at no extra cost. Almost the entire catalog is now available with this sound quality.
In any case, it will be interesting to know which technology Apple intends to use to offer Lossless on its AirPods Pro 2. Just a few days ago, the vice president of acoustics at Apple recognized that Bluetooth had its limits, especially in terms of bandwidth. This explains why the manufacturer’s existing wireless headphones (even AirPods Max) are limited to the AAC codec.
A charging box that can emit sound
When it comes to the charging case that can play sound, it seems likely that there will be integration with Apple’s Find My app, in the same way that users can currently play sound from their individual AirPods on the go. inside the case to help find them. This is in line with the leaked photos of the next generation AirPods Pro, which showed a charging case with speaker holes to emit sound for location tracking, allowing the headphones and the housing to be located separately.
According to Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple will release the AirPods Pro 2 in the fourth quarter of 2022, with the headphones that will have a new design. To see now if the price will increase given the support of Lossless.