Apple will market in 2020 a new generation of AirPods, more expensive and with better performance than the current ones; In addition to a new version of HomePod, the only smart speaker that the firm currently markets.
The company is taking the last strokes in the face of its September event – which will take place on the 10th, presumably – where at least the new ones will arrive iPhone 11, iPhone Pro and Apple Watch 5 series. At the same time they detail the potential characteristics of these in a publication in Bloomberg by renowned analyst Mark Gruman, in it we can find additional information about the roadmap of the Cupertino company for the budding year.
Among the most interesting is the arrival of new additions to the audio segment of Apple, one to which more attention is devoting recently and that plans to continue exploding with the addition of at least two new products: AirPods premium designed for those looking for the highest quality in the most popular wireless headphones of the moment and a HomePod smaller, cheaper and with reduced specifications.
Reaching the public
The high-end version of the AirPods is something that has been present for some time among the rumors and information published about the future plans of Apple, having referred to it the aforementioned medium on previous occasions. Having originally been thought – if we pay attention to the reports – by 2019, the launch of the new version with H1 connectivity chip, Hey Siri and wireless charging case in March of this year – which should have been released at the end of 2018, in theory – relegated to the future renovation to 2020.
It seems that it will be, with some changes among which the addition of water resistance and noise cancellation To these little devices. Something necessary to attract the most demanding public after the arrival of products such as the Sony WF 1000XM3. Its price would be, as a consequence, higher than the 159 dollars (179 euros) that currently cost.
Further, Bloomberg refers to a smaller HomePod to expand the offer of the firm's smart speaker, being able to compete in this way with the vast offer of Echo devices Amazon. Hopefully you have a worse audio quality in favor of a lower price that allows his arrival to the general public, something he has not achieved with the current one.