Apple will release new AirPods in 2021, AirPods Pros next year, the report said
- Apple may introduce new AirPods and AirPods Pro in 2022 later this year
- The entry-level AirPods could have a new case and shorter stems, similar to the AirPods Pro
- The new AirPods Pro are reportedly getting updated motion sensors for better fitness tracking
- Apple generated $ 7.8 billion in revenues in the wearables, home and accessories segment, up from $ 6.2 billion in the same quarter last year.
Apple is reportedly preparing to unveil new AirPods and a new version of the AirPods Pro in 2022 later this year, according to a media report, in an effort to boost its wearable device business.
First reported by Bloombergthe Cupertino, California-based tech giant will unveil its latest iteration of the entry-level AirPods with a new case and shorter stems.
First introduced in September 2016, the new design of the popular wireless headphones is expected to be comparable to the more expensive AirPod Pros.
The new version of the AirPods Pro will have motion sensors to enable better fitness tracking. AirPods retail for $ 159 with a charging case and $ 199 with a wireless charging case. AirPods Pro sales for $ 249.
In the company’s most recent quarter, the wearables, home furnishings and accessories segment generated $ 7.8 billion in revenue, compared to $ 6.2 billion in the same quarter a year earlier.
Apple has not yet responded to a request for comment from DailyMail.com.
Apple may be introducing a new version of the AirPods later this year with a design similar to the more expensive AirPods Pro
The AirPods Pro may be updated in 2022, with more focus on fitness tracking than the previous version
Apple CEO Tim Cook has said the company’s accessories segment will fare better as more people shop in stores
During the company’s most recent earnings call, CEO Tim Cook reiterated his stance that the accessories segment, including AirPods, should fare better as more people go to stores and try them on.
“I think it will take some time, but my opinion would be that once the stores get back up to speed, we should be able to increase some of the accessory sales,” Cook said.
The report comes just days after NBA superstar Lebron James was spotted wearing the unreleased wireless earbuds. A source familiar with the matter told DailyMail.com that James got one of the first pair of new earbuds under the Beats brand.
Official pricing information for that remains unclear, but for comparison, the Powerbeats Pro regularly goes for $ 199.
Apple acquired Beats Electronics in 2014 in a $ 3 billion deal with the company’s founders, Dr. Dre and Jimmy Lovine. James was also an investor in Beats and reportedly owned a one percent stake.
HOW WIRELESS CHARGING WORKS?
Wireless charging as a concept has been around since Nikola Tesla, a Croatian inventor, first suggested in the 19th century that you could transfer power between two objects via an electromagnetic field.
The charging pad contains a loop of coiled wires around a bar magnet, also called an inductor.
When an electric current from the mains passes through the coiled wire, it creates an electromagnetic field around the magnet.
This can then be used to transfer a voltage – or charge – to the smartphone.
Rumor has it that Apple is working on a charging system that runs at 7.5 watts.
That means it doesn’t offer faster charging speeds than conventional chargers, which deliver 15 watts by default.