The AirPod models bring massive revolutionary technology that we have never seen before. Till now there is a total of 5 AirPods have been invented, and to keep pace with the current technology, Apple is planning to bring two upcoming models of this series; one is AirPods Pro 3, and the other one is the AirPods Pro 4.
And in this article, we will discuss the upcoming AirPods Pro 4 release date and its expected features.
AirPods Pro 4 Release Date and Latest News
If you are a tech enthusiast, you may already know about Apple’s AirPods series. The AirPods Pro series is a premium version of AirPods, and it gained immense popularity when the first generation AirPods Pro was released. Recently the second generation AirPods Pro was released, which was sold like a hot cake.
And by seeing the popularity of these two, we are pretty sure the upcoming AirPods Pro 3 and 4 will gain immense popularity. As there is still no leak and the official announcement of these two model release dates and expected features, we need to consider the previous model release dates to get an estimated release date. So have a look at the below chart first.
|Model||AirPods 1||AirPods 2||AirPods Pro 1||AirPods 3||AirPods Pro 2|
|Release Date||20 December 2016||20 March 2019||30 October 2019||26 October 2021||23 September 2022|
|Connectivity||Bluetooth 4.2||Bluetooth 5.0||Bluetooth 5.0||Bluetooth 5.0||Bluetooth 5.3|
|Battery (earbud)||Up to 5 hours||Up to 5 hours||Up to 4.5 hours||Up to 6 hours||Up to 6 hours|
|Battery (case)||Up to 24 hours||Up to 24 hours||Up to 24 hours||Up to 30 hours||Up to 30 hours|
|Chip||Apple W1||Apple H1||Apple H1||Apple H1||Apple H2|
As we can see, there is no specific time gap between all the AirPods models released, but they bring products continuously as they are now highly demanding earbuds available in the market. According to rumors and our prediction, we are pretty sure that the 4th generation AirPods 4 will be released in September to December of 2023, and the AirPods Pro 3rd generation will be released in October to December of 2024.
So, according to this pattern, the AirPods Pro 4 will be released after the AirPods 5 release. And the possible release date of AirPods Pro 4 in September/October 2026. To see the expected features of the upcoming AirPods Pro 4, check out the below section.
We Expect to Have These Features in the AirPods Pro 4
According to previous update records and their update sections, the estimated update of AirPods Pro 4 will be
- As AirPods Pro 2 comes with a new H2 processor, it should remain the same on the AirPods 4 and AirPodsPro 3, as previously, the Apple H1 processor was used in 3 devices. The new Apple H3 processor will come in the market either with AirPods 5 or AirPods Pro 4.
- As we can see in the chart, the AirPods Pro 2 came with the latest Bluetooth 5.3 connectivity. So if there is any updated version of Bluetooth will be released before 2026, we can expect that update on the AirPods Pro 4.
- Regarding ANC and Transparency mode, AirPods Pro 2 is much superior to the AirPods Pro 1. Where the noise reduction depth is about 35dB on the AirPods Pro 1, the AirPods Pro 2 has almost 80dB of noise reduction. This massive improvement was possible for the new chip implementation. So in the AirPods Pro 4, this sector will greatly improve with the next-generation Apple chipset.
- The latest AirPods Pro 2 earbuds have 6 hours of battery life which is good, but its case has 30 hours of battery life which may seem low to some people. So in the upcoming AirPods 4, we can expect at least 40 hours of case power.
- AirPods 1 and 2 have no IP rating; the other three come with an IPX4 water splash rating which is much older. As the upcoming AirPods Pro 4 will be launched in almost after three years, we can expect at least IP67, IP68, or IP69K protection with it.
AirPods Pro 4 Estimate Price
As we can see on the above chart, the previous two AirPods Pro models came with a $249 price tag when they were launched. But the price of anything will not remain the same always as the money decreases its value over time. On the other hand, the latest technology comes with more pricing, so the price may increase a bit when the AirPods 4 will release. However, the estimated price range for AirPods Pro 4 is $249 to $300.
Will AirPods 4 have Noise Cancellation?
AirPods 1,2, and 3 no one have active noise cancellation and transparency mode features. Till now, the ANC and transparency mode is only available for the pro lineup.
But this time to keep place with current technological advancement and competitive market, we expect that the AirPods 4 will be released with these two features. But the features will remain inferior to the Pro series’s technology.
Will there be a new AirPods Pro in 2023?
We will get the Airpod 4 in 2023. But we don’t think any AirPods Pro will be released in 2023. We will get the next AirPods Pro 3 in 2024.
What is the Latest AirPods Pro Model Number?
Until now, the latest AirPods Pro is the second generation AirPods Pro or AirPods Pro 2. AirPods Pro 2 comes with a huge update on its chipset, battery section, Bluetooth technology, and ANC/transparency mode. If you want to buy a superior AirPods Pro right now, then the AirPods Pro 2 is your clear choice.
How Many Versions of AirPods Pro are there?
There are two AirPods Pro models available in the market right now. The 1st generation of AirPods Pro was released on 30 October 2019, and the second one was released on 23 September 2022. The upcoming AirPods Pro 3 will be released in 2024; till then, the AirPods Pro 2 is the superior AirPods among all the AirPods and AirPods Pro.
Is AirPods Pro Worth it?
By considering specifications and features, AirPods pros are not valued for money products as other brands bring similar products with the same specifications and features at almost half the price of an AirPods Pro.
But other brands never make an exact AirPods Pro. Some features and abilities are still superior in the AirPods Pro, which is why it’s Apple. And that is why they are taking the money at the shake of their brand value.
Along with all of these discussions above, we hope now you get an estimated idea about the upcoming AirPods 4 release date and its expected features of it. If you can not wait that long, you can still buy the AirPods Pro 2, as it is launched recently and has all the latest features and technology.
However, to know more about AirPods Pro 2, you can watch video reviews on Youtube. We recommend a practical trial from any Authorised Apple shop for better understanding.