The surprising reason Apple's AirPods Pro 2 could launch so soon

Apple AirPods Pro
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We've been been hearing rumours and leaks about the next generation of AirPods Pro for what feels like forever, but the successors to Apple's high-end earbuds are yet to materialise. That could soon be about to change – and Apple might have a somewhat unexpected reason for releasing them in 2022.

The current AirPods Pro are starting to look a little long in the tooth, with the standard AirPods getting a third new iteration last year, and the stunning AirPods Max arriving in 2020. And as well as looking a little dated, if you bought them early, your AirPods Pro might not be lasting too long these days – something Apple could be all too aware of. (Don't fancy waiting? Check out the best AirPods Pro deals available now.)

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Daniel John
Senior News Editor

Daniel John is Senior News Editor at Creative Bloq. He reports on the worlds of art, design, branding and lifestyle tech (which often translates to tech made by Apple). He joined in 2020 after working in copywriting and digital marketing with brands including ITV, NBC, Channel 4 and more.