2018 is coming to an end, and the new model of Apple AirPods wireless headphones has not yet come out, despite recent rumors. Of course, the company has almost a whole month, but if you believe the new data, the novelty will still not come out this year.
Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo says the upgrade should wait in the first quarter of 2019. So, Apple will miss the Christmas season. It is unlikely that the company would have lost the chance to sell a couple of extra million devices without compelling reasons, so most likely these reasons exist.
The new model will be an upgrade faster, which will first be featured with a wireless charging case that Apple showed up last fall.
As for the absolutely new AirPods, these will come out in early 2020, but so far it’s only possible to guess what they will be different from the current model.
Also, Kuo said that demand for AirPods in 2021 would increase to more than 100 million devices, while last year, “only” 16 million headphones were sold. Now AirPods are Apple’s most sold accessory.