A new report arising in China has recommended that Apple is all determined to launch the Apple AirPods Pro — amped up, high-performance version of the regular AirPods, at a smaller hardware event later this month, in the USA.
Given that we are previously into another half of 2019, it seems strange that Apple will be entertaining a full-fledged event to launch a pair of earbuds. Yet, supply chain expert reports have frequently been found to be reliable, in which case many users and supporters of the AirPods will have an additional vacation cheer (and expense) attached to their October reveries.
Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo stated two new AirPods models would be expected to go into bulk production within the last quarter of 2019 and the opening quarter of 2020, with Luxshare, Goertek, and Amkor serving as principal suppliers.
Apple’s AirPods Pro introduction in 2019, they’ll go up against opposition from Amazon, Microsoft, and more. Amazon is launching its $129 Echo Buds following this month, complete with Bose technology for noise reduction.
Earlier, the AirPods supposed to launch later this year were considered to be the more iterative pair that Kuo points to. Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman said he assumes the higher-priced AirPods with water resistance and noise cancelation to begin as early as 2020. However, now the report implies they could appear sooner.
In the beta version of iOS 13.2, there’s an image displaying redesigned AirPods that resemble to have rubber ear tips that would likely be required as part of a noise cancelation feature. The image is included in the Accessibility Settings folder, recommending the new AirPods will contain a new convenience feature such as being capable to practice them as hearing aids, or it could be related to existing Live Listen to capabilities.
Not any specific date has been granted for when the new AirPods could appear, but Apple has a number of prevailing ongoing decisions that could drive toward an October media event.