Apple is preparing redesigned versions of its AirPods and AirPods Pro in-ear headphones for release in 2021 and 2022 respectively, Bloomberg reported Friday. The design will apparently resemble the Pro more closely and include “updated motion sensors with a focus on fitness tracking.”
The company is also reportedly experimenting with a stemless version of the Pro, which could be similar to Apple’s rumored Beats Studio Buds. Basketball icon LeBron James was spotted wearing what appeared to be the unreleased Beats Studio Buds in an Instagram post Thursday, as noted by MacRumors.
The current AirPods cost $159 in the US, while the AirPods feature active noise canceling and cost $249. Apple is also reportedly mulling over new colors for its most recent headphones, the Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700., which compete with noise canceling models such as the $299 and the $379
Apple’s developers conferenceis set for June 7. The company is expected to announce , along with new hardware, which could include in-ear headphones.
Apple didn’t immediately respond to CNET’s request for comment.