Apple could launch two new pairs of AirPods this year, top analyst claims

Mail Online | 4/25/2019 | Annie Palmer For Dailymail.com
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Apple could have some major updates in store for its wireless headphones.

Top Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo predicts the iPhone maker will release two new versions of AirPods in late 2019 or early 2020.

Version - Iteration - Model - Redesign - Price

One version will appear similar to the current iteration, while another model will feature a complete redesign and a higher price tag.

'We expect Apple will likely launch two new AirPods models in 4Q19 at the earliest,' Kuo, an analyst at TF International Securities, explained.

'One - Form - Factor - Design - Price

'One is the all-new form factor design at a higher price. The other's outlook and price will be the same as the current model's.

'...[We] estimate AirPods shipments will reach 52 million and 75-85 million units in 2019 and 2020, respectively,' he added.

Design - Reports - Upgrades

It's not yet clear what the new design will look like, however previous reports have suggested they'd be relatively small upgrades.

The original AirPods cost $159, while the second-generation AirPods are priced at $199 with a wireless...
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