New Delhi: Apple is reportedly not planning to release a third-generation AirPods with a USB-C port, while the company may do so with the latest version of the second-generation AirPods Pro later this year.
According to Apple industry analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the tech giant does not appear to be planning USB-C versions of the AirPods 2 and 3. (Also Read: SBI, HDFC Bank’s Special FD Scheme: Check Fixed Deposits Plans Ending on March 31)
“I think this is likely the USB-C version of the AirPods Pro 2… By the way, Apple currently appears to have no plans for USB-C versions of the AirPods 2 & 3,” he tweeted. (Also Read: WhatsApp Working On New ”Audio Chats” Feature On Android)
Kuo`s comment seems notable as Apple is planning to release a revised version of the second-generation AirPods Pro with a USB-C port rather than the latest AirPods version.
The speculations also suggest that Apple may be holding off on adding a USB-C port to its fourth-generation AirPods.
Meanwhile, Apple is reportedly working on an “Airpods Lite” version to compete against cheaper wireless earbuds.
AirPods currently come in four different models, ranging from the second-generation AirPods to the advanced AirPods Max, and while they`ve become quite popular earphones, they`re not exactly cheap.
According to Haitong International Securities analyst Jeff Pu, the demand for AirPods is expected to drop by 2023.