Apple AirPods Max Headphones to Get New Colors and a Price Cut Later This Year
The new AirPods Max colours are expected to arrive later this year, along with the AirPods Pro 2 earbuds.
It's been a while since Apple updated its high-end (and first-ever) headphone, the Apple AirPods Max, with new features or a new look. The audio product that was released in the year 2020 remains unchanged to this day. However, this year could be the year when Apple finally adds a few new headphones to its lineup.
While the AirPods Pro 2 is already being rumoured, the AirPods Max is expected to come in some new colours. As a mid-cycle refresh, it could arrive later this year. For the time being, the premium over-the-ear headphones come in five different colours: Space Grey, Silver, Pink, Green, and Sky Blue. In India, it costs Rs 66,100.
Mark Gurman reported on new colours for AirPods Max in the latest edition of the Power On newsletter (via 9to5Mac). Although he did not reveal the new colours, he predicts that Apple will reduce the price of the headphones this time. This is due to the headphones' lack of 'Lossless' audio support. When the AirPods 2 support the specific feature, the price relevance will be even lower.
May Launch Alongside AirPods Pro 2
The new AirPods Max colours are expected to arrive later this year, along with the AirPods Pro 2 earbuds. It is unclear whether these will be released alongside the iPhone 14 lineup or at a later date.
The AirPods Pro 2 has been rumoured for several months. According to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the new premium AirPods will have a significantly upgraded wireless chip over the original AirPods Pro's H1 chip. Improvements in active noise cancellation, longer battery life, and new audio-related functions are all possible.
We anticipate that the new device will have the same design as the original model, complete with a stem. This, however, contradicts Gurman's previous claims that Apple had removed the stem from this version of the hardware. A slightly different charging case is also rumoured, with speaker holes on either side of the lightning port.