A source without an established track record shared alleged images of AirPod Pro 2 with MacRumors which reveal the headphones will have redesigned case, earbuds and both will come with Find My support.
Recently, Apple updated its entry-level wireless headphones model, AirPods 3 with a new AirPods Pro-like design, longer battery, MagSafe support, and the leakers claims that its new skin-detection sensor will be introduced in the second-generation AirPods Pro.
Redesigned AirPods Pro 2 with skin-detection sensor will come with Find My support on iOS 16
As per the shared images, the AirPods and the case of the new AirPods Pro 2 headphones will see some design changes. Allegedly, the new case will be equipped with speakers to play a sound. As per the source, Apple will expand Find My support to the case in iOS 16 (expected in 2022), and by playing a sound, owners will be able to locate it.
Moreover, the case will also have a metal loop to hang a strap with the case. Apple has never added loops for a strap in any of its products and as an AirPods Pro user, I believe a strap will not work because hanging on a strap, the lid of the case can open and users might lose the AirPods easily when walking, or running.
Previously, MacOtakara claimed that the new AirPods Pro 2 will come with a redesigned case which will be 46mm high and 54mm wide. The current AirPods Pro case is 45.2mm high and 60.6mm wide.
Contrary to Mark Gurman’s claim that the new AirPods Pro 2 will be stemless like Beats Studio Buds, leaker states that Apple will replace the optical sensors with skin detection sensors. An optical sensor in both AirPods is used to detect presses on the stem and in-ear placement. It also pauses audio automatically, if the AirPods are taken out of the ears. But like the new skin-detect sensor in AirPods 3, the second-generation AirPods Pro will also feature the same sensor.
A new skin-detect sensor accurately discerns if AirPods are in the ear — versus in a pocket or on a table — and pauses playback when removed. – Apple
MacRumors clarifies that the leak should be taken with a pinch of salt as it is coming from an unestablished source. Having said that, recently, an unknown leaker accurately reported the notch on the new MacBook Pro models.