Apple to release two new AirPods models from Q4 2019 to Q1 2020: Ming-Chi Kuo

Kuo also stated that he expects the AirPods shipment numbers in 2019 to reach 52 million and in 2020 to reach upwards of 75 million.

Apple had just announced the new AirPods last month in a very quiet launch. But looks like there is yet another AirPods model expected to come later this year.

According to a report by 9to5Mac, TF Industries' Ming-Chi Kuo has reported that Apple will be launching two new AirPod models between the Q4 2019 to Q1 2020 time frame. While one will be an iterative update to the existing new AirPods, the other AirPod is expected to come with a brand new design language.

Apple to release two new AirPods models from Q4 2019 to Q1 2020: Ming-Chi Kuo

The new Apple AirPods. Image: Apple

Kuo feels that the model with the iterative design will have a similar price point — either $159 or $199 (which comes with a bundled wireless charging case). Apple is expected to change how both the AirPods a manufactured, switching to a system-in-package design to improve yield rates during the design phase, save space and lower production costs.

Kuo also stated that he expects the AirPods shipment numbers in 2019 to reach 52 million and in 2020 to reach upwards of 75 million.

In March, Apple announced its new AirPods that are priced at Rs 14,900 in India for the new AirPods with a regular case and Rs 18,900 for the new AirPods and the wireless charging case. These AirPods are now selling in India.

The second generation of the Apple AirPods pack in Apple’s new H1 chip that has been specially designed for headphones, to deliver faster connect times (for easy and efficient pairing), more talk time and also for a hands-free “Hey Siri” experience.

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