Ming-Chi Kuo: Two new AirPods models likely in late 2019 to early 2020
Wednesday April 24, 2019. 09:45 PM , from Mac Daily News
“Apple will likely launch two new AirPods models as early as the fourth quarter of 2019, according to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo,” Joe Rossignol reports for MacRumors.
“Kuo forecasts that two new AirPods models will likely go into mass production between the fourth quarter of 2019 and the first quarter of 2020, with Luxshare, Goertek, and Amkor expected to be Apple’s primary suppliers of the new earphones,” Rossignol reports. “Kuo believes one of the new AirPods models will feature an ‘all-new form factor design’ and a ‘higher price’ than the second-generation AirPods, which cost $159 with a standard charging case and $199 with a wireless charging case.”
New AirPods build on the magical experience customers love delivering 50 percent more talk time, hands-free “Hey Siri” and the option of a new Wireless Charging Case.
“The other model is expected to be a more iterative update with the same pricing,” Rossignol reports. “He estimates AirPods shipments will reach 52 million units in 2019 and 75-85 million units in 2020.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Something tells us that those AirPods with an “all-new form factor design” (perhaps with some biometrics for health and/or fitness functionality) are going to be sold out for months!
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