Bloomberg’s latest report by Mark Gurman and Debby Wu stated that Apple will launch the redesigned AirPods in 2021 and continue to use the new version of AirPods Pro in 2022. The handles on each ear are shorter, making them closer to the appearance of AirPods Pro.
Apple has been testing the AirPods Pro design that has no handles at all. According to Bloomberg sources, the rodless design will appear for the first time on the Beats headphones announced in June. Non-Pro AirPods will also adopt a new housing design, and AirPods Pro will include new motion-sensing technology, including fitness tracking. Headphones and in-ear headphones seem to be the focus, but they are not new in-ear headphones.
At the end of last year, Apple just released the in-ear headphones, AirPods Max. According to sources, Apple has not yet developed new versions of these products. Apple classifies AirPods as wearable devices and is in the same product category as Apple Watch within the company. Whenever Apple reports its quarterly earnings to shareholders, this category is one of Apple’s two most important growth areas besides services.
However, the iPhone continues to dominate the company’s revenue. Wearable devices only account for more than 10% of sales. The report does not contain more details about the features or specifications of the new AirPods products, nor when they will be released. Usually, but not always, Apple advertises products in four major events around the world. year.
The first one, usually in March or April, usually focuses on the iPad. The second time was the company’s June developer conference, called WWDC, which focused on software, but usually also included new services and sometimes Mac or Mac accessories. Then the company recently held two events between September and November, one of which was on the new iPhone and Apple Watch lineup, and the other might include a package of other consumer products, Mac or iPad machines that did not appear earlier this year. type. Watch the event, but can’t know that they will not participate in WWDC or other events.
The original AirPods were released with iPhone 7 and Apple Watch Series 2 in September 2016. AirPods Pro was released in October 2019 through a simple press release rather than a live event.