Bloomberg reported on Monday that Apple plans to launch new AirPods and AirPods Pro as soon as next year.
This is a move that could help Apple boost its “wearables, home and accessories” business, which reported revenue of $ 6.45 billion in the previous quarter, up more than 16% from the same quarter in 2019. This segment includes AirPods, Apple Watch. Apple TV and accessories like case and charger.
The new AirPods are set to be included in widely anticipated, high-end over-ear headphones. The company discontinued including wired earpods with its new iPhones, meaning more people might end up buying Apple’s wireless headphones instead.
Apple did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
The new regular AirPods reportedly look similar to the current model of AirPods Pro, with a smaller stem and replaceable tips, but without noise-canceling. According to Bloomberg, Apple is aiming to launch them during the first half of 2021.
Galaxy Buds Headphones Live
The report states that Apple may eliminate the stem from the new AirPods Pro. It sounds similar to the Samsung Galaxy Buds Live earlier this year. However, the new design has proved challenging and the company may stick to the more classic design, the report said.
Read the full Bloomberg report.