Apple recently launched its next generation AirPods named AirPods 2. Although the new AirPods don’t come with a lot of new improvements over its predecessor but it is powered by a new chipset and is in need of a much needed upgrade. And now, the Cupertino-based technology giant will reportedly launch two new AirPods by the end of 2019.
According to a report by Digitimes, a TF International Securities Analyst, Ming-Chi Kuo has predicted that Apple will be coming out with two new models of its third generation of AirPods. Kuo has a good record with correct and accurate predictions of Apple products and he has revealed this news by obtaining a note from a client. According to Kuo, the Cupertino based firm will be looking at the end of 2019 or early 2020 for the release of its third generation of AirPods.
Among the two upcoming AirPods, one will be a proper upgrade to its predecessor – AirPods 2. And the other will come with a new design element unlike the AirPods 2 which holds similar design elements as the Airpods 1. It should also be noted that other than the chipset powering the AirPods 2, nothing much has been changed, so the AirPods offers only a slight improvement over the first generation of the Apple’s wireless earbuds.
According to the report, the third generation of upcoming AirPods will come with noise-canceling technology, but it is currently not clear if both the variants will have this feature or just one. And if it will be provided for one of them, it will most probably be the one with the updated design. But bringing a new ‘innovative’ feature to the AirPods will mean a considerable increase in its price range. The current generation (2nd) of AirPods costs $79 (approximately Rs 5,529) for the Wireless Charging Case alone, the AirPods with a Charging Case cost $159 (approximately Rs 11,129) and finally the AirPods with the Wireless Charging Case has a price tag of $199 (approximately Rs 13,929). It won’t be a surprise if the third generation of the AirPods goes up to $250 or above including the wireless charging case.
As mentioned earlier, the Apple AirPods second generation was released earlier this year and it came with a new chip which makes the pairing with iPhones and Macs easier. There was also a wireless charging case released with the AirPods, which was able to charge wirelessly using a wireless charging pad.
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