Bloomberg‘s Mark Gurman on Tuesday reported that Apple will announce updated AirPods with a USB-C charging case during its iPhone 15 event on September 12. All four iPhone 15 models that will debut next month are widely expected to sport a USB-C port in place of the traditional Lightning port.
“To match the new iPhones, Apple will introduce updated AirPods at the event that include a USB-C charging port,” wrote Gurman.
Gurman doesn’t provide any additional details about the updated AirPods, so it’s unclear if he’s referring to the standard AirPods and/or the AirPods Pro, but both models will eventually be updated with USB-C charging cases eventually to match the iPhone 15 models.
Both Gurman and Apple industry analyst Ming-Chi Kuo have previously claimed that the AirPods Pro would be updated with a USB-C charging case later this year. Meanwhile, hidden references to new AirPods and a new charging case were uncovered in iOS 16.4 back in March.