Apple’s Air Pods 3 expects to launch 2021. It’s now been one year since the current Air Pods launched, but a new report says we may have to wait another year for a new model to be released; this revealed by the analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.
Apple is planning to start mass production of new Air Pods at the end of 2020. Inside these third-gen Air Pods, Apple will purportedly replace the rigid-flex PCB+SMT design of the current Air Pods with the System-in-Package used by the Air Pods Pro.
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The note to investors, quoted by Apple Insider, also revealed the second-gen Air Pods Pro is not coming any time soon, Cupertino will start mass production at the end of calendar 2021, so they should be out in 2022.
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According to Kuo, the market might be expecting new Air Pods but will get a new Beats model. He also reported a shift in demand from the second-gen basic Air Pods to the Air Pods Pro, despite their higher price.
Shipments of the non-Pro earphones are likely to decline up to 40% QoQ and reach 11-13 million units sold in the second half of 2020. Calculations of the analyst reveal that Apple might ship up to 90 million sets of Air Pods by the end of 2020 – 50 to 55 million of the Air Pods, the rest 35-40 million being Air Pods Pro.