Reliable Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo released a new note for investors today. The report focused on the status of activities related to the development of new ones over-ear wireless headphones and Apple's AirPods. According to the analyst, the new ones over-hear headphones Apple will go into series production this summer to be available later this year with a truly innovative design.
Apple over-ear wireless headphones: details
According to a report that Bloomberg had published last week, Apple Inc. is developing over-ear wireless headphones with interchangeable magnetic parts. The technology giant of Cupertino would be working on at least two variants: a premium version with leather-like fabrics and a model with lighter and more breathable materials suitable for those who want to use them during sports activities. These new over-ear headphones would compete with other manufacturers of premium headphones like Bose and Sony. We should see the product debut before the end of the year. However, given the current problems related to the spread of the coronavirus, the timing of release of the next Apple products (which are not fundamental for the business, like the iPhone) will always be somewhat unpredictable.
AirPods: new model in 2021
Kuo also reports new information about AirPods. The analyst expects that Third generation AirPods they will only go into series production in the first half of 2021. However, there is not yet much information about it but the exterior design is expected to remain indicatively the same.
Apple has released AirPods 2 just over a year ago, inserting the new H1 chip inside, adding a new case of wireless charging and the functionality of "Hey Siri". As for the AirPods Pro, however, these were made official in October with a new in-ear design, resistance to water and sweat and with the function of noise cancellation: a really appreciated feature. Kuo also questions expectations for a "new AirPods model" coming in the second half of 2020. Sources like Digitimes have said that the "AirPods Pro Lite" earphones will arrive this year, but Kuo says that what will arrive this year most likely it will be a new Beats model.