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Apple to release "all-new design" AirPods in 2020?

By Cookie Monster - on 3 Dec 2018, 12:15am

Apple to release "all-new design" AirPods in 2020?

Apple is planning a minor upgrade to the AirPods early next year while pushing for a new design in 2020.

Reliable analyst Ming-Chi Kuo claims in his latest report that Apple will release "an upgraded model with wireless charging support" in Q1 2019 and an all-new design AirPods is on track to launch in early 2020.

Kuo added that the Q1 2019 model will have a "rigid-flex board" internal component upgrade, a redesigned hinge to support appearance changes and higher thermal requirements, and an upgrade to the Bluetooth spec. 

Bloomberg reported previously that the upcoming AirPods will have an updated wireless chip and allow users to activate Siri without tapping the earbuds. An higher-end AirPods is also said to be in the works which will come with noise cancellation and water resistance features.

Source: 9to5Mac