Apple is planning to launch new AirPods and AirPods Pro early next year, according to Bloomberg report issued on Monday.
The wearable devices such as: AirPods and the Apple Watch have become increasingly critical for Apple in recent years, as the company as turned to such products to buoy revenue during periods of slow iPhone sales.
Moreover, both models will feature new designs, as well as upgraded wireless chips. The design changed to reduce the side of the external touch pads.
The Bloomberg’s report explained that Apple may eliminate the stem from the new AirPods Pro. It sounds similar to the Samsung Galaxy Buds Live released earlier this year. However, the new design has proved challenging and the company may stick to a more classic design.
On other hand, Apple launched AirPods in 2016, and become lead the market for wireless earbuds, Apple accounts for 35% of the global market for wireless earbuds, according to Counterpoint Research.
Noteworthy, Apple started producing 5G iPhones in mid-September. The production of the 5G phones will start with at least one models, the lowest-priced version with a 6.1-inch OLED screen and two rear cameras.
This model accounts for around 40% of the production orders Apple has placed for 5G handsets. The most expensive model will be the 6.7-inch, triple-camera 5G iPhone, according to Nikkei report.