We return to talk about the next generation of AirPods; Apple headphones are often at the center of the rumors these days and now the word goes back to the famous analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, which promises us less close launch times than what has emerged so far.
Kuo's new forecast was published in a note to investors that colleagues from AppleInsider, who reported the latest news about it. According to what is learned, the third generation of AirPods could arrive in 2021, with mass production ready to start in the first months of next year.
The main difference compared to the current model should concern the complete review of the internal components, while there should be no news regarding the external appearance. Who knows that in this way there is no space to insert an even larger battery.
Kuo also goes back to talking about AirPods Pro and confirm that the second generation of these headphones should arrive only during 2022; also in this case there will be no noteworthy aesthetic differences and all the news will be found inside. Many of the solutions developed for the third generation AirPods will also be used on the Pro 2.
The analyst seems to be certain that there will be no new family headphones AirPods during 2020, but only of the new Beats brand high-end headphones. To top it off, Kuo predicts that in the coming months the AirPods Pro will begin to erode market share towards the cheaper model (there is talk of a 40% reduction in shipments for AirPods and a 70% increase for Pro), which should lead Apple to end the year with about 90 million headphones shipped: 50-55 million for the base model and 35-40 million for the more expensive ones.