Apple has recently updated its first-gen AirPods, which was supposedly the much awaited incremental update to the existing AirPods. Apple had brought noticeable changes to these second-gen AirPods by adding hands-free ‘Hey Siri’ support along with the new wireless charging case as well. The gap duration for this incremental upgrade was fairly substantial since the first-ten AirPods were introduced back in 2016. However, this might not be the case anymore for the upcoming AirPods this year.
Yes, Apple is said to be launching not one but two AirPods by the end of this year predicts trusted analyst Ming-Chi Kuo – according to MacRumors report. The report had obtained the research notes of the Ming-Chi Kuo, which indicates two new AirPods said to be proceeding into mass production between the last quarter of this year and the first quarter of 2020. The research notes further reveal that out of the two new AirPods that are likely to be launched by the end of this year, one is said to featuring an ‘all-new form factor design,’ and the other would be another iterative update to the second-gen AirPods, launched a month ago.
Kuo had further indicated that these all-new design overhauled AirPods are likely to be catered to higher price bracket than the current line-up, and the other iterative update model is expected to be priced relatively similar to the current AirPods. Apart from the pricing, both the new Airpods are said to be equipped with all new system-in-package design internally, which are said to be saving space in the inside and eventually reduce the manufacturing costs, however, the report doesn’t reveal any physical novelties of the newly anticipated AirPods, yet.
There’s also a highly speculative report circulating on the web from DigiTimes, which also suggests Apple’s plan in launching third-gen AirPods that are said to be featuring built-in noise cancellation feature and these anticipated AirPods are also supposed to be released by the end of this year. Citing these sources, it certainly appears Apple’s plans to launch a refreshed and afresh overhauled AirPods rather than incremental upgrades, as we have seen last month with second-gen AirPods. Stay tuned to PhoneRadar for more such interesting updates.