Rumor: New AirPod case by April, AirPods in 2020

AirPods

AirPods

There was some expectation that Apple would release an update to AirPods or AirPower at its recent fall iPhone and iPad events.

Then the Cupertino brand might release an all-new design by 2020.

We have been hearing rumors about the new Apple AirPods 2 for a while now, apparently they will be launching in early 2019.

Apple doesn't comment on product speculation but if the latest projections about wireless charging coming to AirPods are true, it could signal that the company is making progress on this front.

This time frame was reported by TF International Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo via 9To5Mac.

Kuo also said that the new pair of AirPods will have upgraded Bluetooth specs, but he didn't provide any specific information on that. This model will most likely come with support for the wireless charging case that Apple unveiled in September 2017, but has yet to release.

Kuo says the 2019 update will feature "wireless charging support". Kuo also highlights an upgraded hinge on the case to improve durability, as well as new internal components that could increase the price of the earbuds.

Apple AirPods 2 is all set for a launch in early 2019 while a completely new version is expected to launch sometime in 2020. Unfortunately, Kuo didn't provide any details about the next-generation AirPods.

Kuo writes that their "growth momentum" will be the "fastest among Apple products" and that they will grow by almost 80% and 90% over 2018 and 2019.

The AirPods update was expected when Apple launched its 2018 iPhone lineup, but it was not to be. He forecasts a huge growth for them and predicts the 16 million units that Apple shipped in 2017 will rise to over 100 million units by 2021.

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