While the Apple site near the AirPods headset with a wireless case is still marked “Temporarily unavailable,” analyst Min-Chi Kuo issued a statement about possible announcements of new accessories in the foreseeable future.
In the first quarter of 2019, Apple will still introduce the long-awaited AirPods , the charging case of which can be connected to the Qi-station.
In parallel, Apple is working on a “brand new headset with a total redesign.” We will see it only at the beginning of 2020.
The key differences of the AirPods 3 will be: a new opening mechanism, a housing with an increased heat transfer rate, a new electronics and an updated Bluetooth. There is a risk that the price of a new headset will be higher. The cost price of only the hinge of the charging case of the new generation will cost Apple 60% more expensive.
Min-Chi Kuo said that the company will continue to increase the pace of headset production. From 17 million units in 2017, the company plans to raise the bar to 100 million AirPods sold by 2021. If you believe the reports, today AirPods is considered the most popular accessory of Apple. [ 9to5 ]