Apple’s Subsequent-Era AirPods Will Not Launch in 2020: Ming-Chi Kuo

Apple’s Subsequent-Era AirPods Will Not Launch in 2020: Ming-Chi Kuo


Apple’s next-generation AirPods won’t launch in 2020, an Apple analyst has advised. In line with a report citing notable Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the third-generation AirPods are more likely to head to manufacturing within the first half of 2021 whereas the second-generation AirPods Professional are slated to enter mass manufacturing within the “fourth calendar quarter of 2021, or the primary quarter of 2022.” The report additionally rejected claims relating to the launch of latest ‘Apple AirPods’ later this 12 months. Beforehand, a tipster had advised that Apple may launch AirPods X later in 2020.

In line with Kuo as cited by an Apple Insider report, Apple will most certainly retain older designs within the new AirPods and AirPods Professional. Nonetheless, the new-generation AirPods are believed to undertake “system-in-package (SIP) design, as a substitute of a printed circuit board,” that can purpose to make the earbuds slimmer and sooner. If the rumours are true, it will not come as a shock as Apple retained its older design (seen within the first-generation AirPods) with their newest AirPods as nicely. Notably, the AirPods that got here out in 2019 had many inside upgrades that enabled an enhanced sound high quality, battery life, together with different options.

To recall, Apple launched the second-generation AirPods in March 2019 that regarded virtually an identical to the first-generation AirPods, which have been launched in 2016. However the second-generation AirPods got here with main inside upgrades equivalent to H1 audio chip, hands-free ‘Hey Siri’ voice assistant function, and extra. Equally, the AirPods Professional that have been launched in November 2019, additionally regarded principally the identical, barring the brand new silicon ideas, with the earlier AirPods. Nonetheless, the main improve on this one was the lively noise-cancellation function.

In the meantime, a tipster earlier this month advised that Apple is creating new Airpods, specifically AirPods X that shall be targetted in direction of health fans. The AirPods X have been imagined to be positioned someplace between the AirPods (2nd Gen) and AirPods Professional. Nonetheless, Kuo believes that the launch of latest AirPods in 2020 “is unlikely”. Moreover, the analyst believes that Apple sources are “complicated the design course of with a Beats product.”

Lastly, Kuo has additionally advised that because of the novel coronavirus pandemic, the shipments of the second-generation AirPods are more likely to fall within the second quarter of 2020. However, he indicated that AirPods Professional shipments will probably improve by as much as 70 p.c within the second quarter, “due to alternative demand and the brand new performance of the unit.”


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