According to reports, it looks Apple Inc will be entering the mass production stage. As per Apple analyst Ming Chi-Kuo, the tech giant is currently working on third-generation AirPods. These AirPods are slated to go into mass production in the first half of 2021.
Chi-Kuo’s investor report also said that Apple’s over the ear headphone will enter mass production this summer and will hit stores later this year. In addition to that, Apple is also working on Airpods and Airpods pro model.
Third Generation Airpods
Airpods 3 or the third generation Airpods will be entering the mass production stage in the first half of 2021. As per Kuo, the production process for these will be similar to Airpods Pro. Apple officials have been tightly lipped regarding all additional details. But it is expected that the new airports will be retaining the same exterior design.
Additionally, there have been rumors regarding a new airport as well. Airpods Pro Lite is the link between Airpods and Airpods Pro. But as of now, we cant tell you anything more as the details are unclear.
Coming back to the new Airpods, the biggest change will be the internal updates. But the new Airpods will continue to look like Airpods 2 as there are no design changes. Kuo also mentioned that the market will receive a new Beats model instead of a new Airpod.
The analyst’s calculation reveals that Apple is likely to ship up to 90 million sets of Airpods. These sets will consist of the following:
- 55 million sets of Airpods and
- 35 million sets of Airpods Pro
As mentioned earlier, the over- the- ear headphone will be entering the mass production phase in the summer of 2020. It is likely to hit stores by the end of the year. According to reports, these headphones will be coming with swappable magnetic parts.
Apple has created two variations of the yet unannounced Airpods. One of them will come with leather fabrics while the other is designed to suit the fitness category.
Key Points Takeaway:
- The third generation Airpods will go into mass production in the early part of 2021
- Airpods 2 is likely to enter the mass production stage by the end of 2021 or by the start of 2022.
- Apple’s over the ear headphone will be entering mass production phase this summer and is set to launch by the year-end
- It seems unlikely that Apple fans will get any wireless headphones this year.