Although both new earphones are called Apple AirPods 4, they are technically supposed to rank below the current AirPods 2 with USB-C.
The Apple AirPods Pro 2 with the USB-C charging case now also supports 20-bit, 48 kHz lossless audio, but there's a catch.
The Apple iPhone 15 series will be launched on September 12 along with the Apple Watch Series 9, the Watch Ultra 2 and new AirPods.
The Apple MacBook Air 15 and Realme 11 Pro and 11 Pro+ are set to launch and the Apple AirPods are set for a sound update.
New AirPods with model code A3048 have appeared in iOS 16.4 - likely the Apple AirPods Pro 2 with the new USB-C connector.
With the AirPods Lite, Apple plans to offer a cheap alternative to the low demand for the 3rd generation AirPods.
The Apple AirPods series is one of the most successful headphones in the world. The interest in the next models is correspondingly high.
An Apple engineer has addressed the AirPods Pro 2's lack of support for lossless audio in a new interview.