Apple working on a newer AirPods model and HomePod; Likely to be official in 2020

Apple fans, it’s time to rejoice! After hitting the trillion-dollar mark, much is expected from Apple and with the upcoming iPhone 11, fans cannot contain their excitement. If rumors are to be believed, the Cupertino giant is working on something exciting. AirPods, to be precise! A newer model is in the makes and if all goes well, we might be able to get our hands-on by 2020.

Apple working on a newer AirPods model and HomePod; Likely to be official in 2020

A total of 25 million people are currently wearing AirPods. You can literally see it everywhere. And to further increase the series, Apple is gearing up to release an improved version of the wireless, noise-canceling audio buds. But they will burn a bigger hole in your pocket as it might cost more than the current generation’s $159 pricing. To make it more worthy, a report by Bloomberg mentions the inclusion of water resistance. It might be more feasible to use the newer, unofficial AirPods in the gym or during monsoons. Earlier this year, Apple had introduced the second-generation AirPods but with just minor improvements to battery life and “Hey Siri” support.

Other reports suggest that Apple is also working on a cheaper HomePod. In the original HomePod, there are seven tweeters, which was priced $349 at the time of the launch, but the newer and cheaper model might equip just two tweeters. The device wasn’t as popular as Apple hoped it to be. Since 2018, rumor mills were abuzz that the Californian firm might unveil a cheaper model.

Apple working on a newer AirPods model and HomePod; Likely to be official in 2020
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It seems that Apple is trying to get consumers to upgrade to its upcoming audio accessories, which will be improved for the upcoming iPhones. The HomePod might launch as early as next year.

To jog your memory, Apple removed the headphone jack, which was a real controversy at that time. But today, every other phone manufacturer is following the firm. Even Samsung, as the newly launched Note 10 Plus lacks a headphone jack. Apple is earning millions, as it is selling dongles, fast chargers separately. The AirPods are also a solid benefit to its business. No doubt, Apple became the world’s first trillion-dollar company.


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