AirPods Upgrade With Wireless Charging Case Coming in Early 2019, All-New Design Coming 2020

Noted analyst Ming-Chi Kuo is back with a brand-new investor note, and this time he sheds more light on the launch timeline for upgraded AirPods. New AirPods were mostly anticipated to release this fall, but Apple didn’t mention them in both of its occasions this year. Now, TF International Securities expert Kuo recommends that the brand-new AirPods might lastly arrive in early 2019, and they might support a new cordless charging case. Moreover, an overall redesign to AirPods is likewise being available in 2020.

9to5Mac got hold of Kuo’s note, and it suggests that brand-new AirPods are incoming in 2019 very first quarter. These new earbuds will offer wireless charging assistance, which suggests that there may be a brand-new case. The new case, according to Kuo, will sport a more pricey ‘stiff flex board’ internal element upgrade. The hinge of the case, used for opening and shutting the box, will also be revamped, to support thermal flow. Kuo notes that the component expense may increase by as much as 60 percent. This suggests that the new AirPods will be more pricey than the present generation ones.

Nevertheless, Kuo suggests that the shipments of AirPods will continue to grow significantly, with 16 million systems in 2017 to 100 million by 2021. He likewise says that Apple users will prefer purchasing the new AirPods over updating to a brand-new iPhone. Apart from the case, the brand-new AirPods might see a minor upgrade with a Bluetooth spec improvement, to name a few small updates. Kuo states that Apple might offer the case separately for existing AirPods users, while also offer the new AirPods with minor upgrades with the new case bundled in. A previous report states that AirPods 2 might generate Bluetooth v5 connection. As discussed, Kuo recommends that a total revamp to the AirPods will just can be found in 2020. He doesn’t detail what these 2020 AirPods will feature though.

Previous reports also suggest that the next-generation AirPods will concentrate on health and fitness-related functions. There may be “wellness sensors” to enable the transmission of “biometric information, heart rate, body language, and calories burnt”. It is likewise reported to bring biometric sensors to make it possible for functions such as heart-rate monitoring. Apple is obviously aiming to likewise construct a close relationship in between AirPods and Apple Watch with new incorporated functions.

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