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Apple's AirPods May See a New Design in 2020

Apple's AirPods May See a New Design in 2020”

Originally released in late 2016, Apple's AirPods are almost two years old at this point. At least, that's according to reliable Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo in a new note to clients. On the contrary, the AirPods 2 sales could hit 55 million units in 2019, with the same doubling to 110 million in 2020 when the new AirPods sporting a new design hits the market.

This time frame was reported by TF International Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo via 9To5Mac.

In addition to the wireless charging support, upcoming AirPods are also expected to be upgraded with Bluetooth 5.0 and a revised W-series chip.

If the rumors and half-baked reports are to be believed, the 2019 AirPods will also be water resistant and will have the noise cancelation technology. Apple's long-delayed AirPower wireless charging matt also isn't mentioned in Kuo's report. To support this ambition, the case will come with an upgraded hinge, and with a few more expensive internal components.

Kuo notes that fewer than 5 percent of iPhone users now own AirPods, and with over 1 billion iPhone users worldwide, there are "great potential growth opportunities" for the accessory. Take this with a grain of salt, but it's definitely possible if Apple finally starts shipping the wireless charging AirPods.

Kuo says the 2019 update will feature "wireless charging support".

It sounds like there won't be next-generation Apple AirPods during the holiday shopping season.

However, regardless of which improvements come and which don't, Kuo is projecting big things for the future of AirPods, noting that the company will go from selling 16 million units in 2017 to more than 100 million by 2021.

He has also provided growth estimates for Apple's wireless earphones.



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