Google machine translation of the report is not easy to decipher, so the source of the information is unclear. Eight colors would certainly be plenty, though it is not excluded, as over the years Apple has made Beats headsets like the Solo3 in over a dozen colors.
The report also supports the rumor that AirPods Pro will include active noise reduction and water resistance. Last month, a beta icon on iOS 13.2 MacRumors unveiled an icon depicting never-before-seen AirPods in the ear with rubber earbuds that would presumably help block ambient noise.
Apple plans to release AirPods Pro in time for the holiday shopping season this year, according to Economic Daily News with the report claiming that the headset could be revealed as early as next week.
This is not the first time the Economic Daily News has reported that Apple plans to release new AirPods in black, as the issue made the same request back in February. A month later, Apple released second-generation AirPods with Hey Siri support, up to 50 percent more talk time and wireless charging, but black was nowhere to be seen.
However, it is worth noting that Bloomberg Mark Gurman said that Apple originally planned to release second generation AirPods in 2018 but they were delayed, so possibly black is always intended for these third generation AirPods with noise reduction and water resistance.
Indian blog MySmartPrice also said that black AirPods were in operation in February, claiming they would have matte finish with improved grip. Combined with last week's Economic Daily News report that AirPods Pro is said to have a new metallic design, perhaps the headphones and their charging case will look similar to the rear window of iPhone 11 Pro models , complete with matching colors,
The leakage photos, buttons and accessories are directed to the AirPods Pro's boot case, which is wider to accommodate the tips of the ears.
Like higher-end headphones, AirPods Pro is likely to have improved sound. Last week's Economic Daily News report also stated that AirPods Pro will include multiple listening modes, suggesting that they may have the same transparency feature as the new Beats Solo Pro, which includes external microphones, so that the user can hear outside noise without pausing to play music.
It is not surprising that higher-end AirPods are likely to be priced higher than current AirPods. Economically Daily News estimates that pricing can start at around $ 259, which would be $ 100 more than current cable-charged AirPods. Supply chain reports, however, are usually guessing about pricing.
Apple typically introduces processed products during its keynote, but an October event seems unlikely this year, so opportunities include Apple announcing AirPods Pro with a press release, hosting an unprecedented November event, or waiting for them presented its typical March event next year.