Many products are updated almost every year. But some gadgets can bypass updates for years, while remaining on store windows. One of these products is premium headphones from Apple — AirPods Max. They appeared in 2020, and the update of the first model had been almost unheard of. Till this moment.
Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said that changes are being prepared in the AirPods line. Among them is the new AirPods Max model. Unfortunately, he did not mention what exactly the next generation will add, but among the frequent requests of users are support for lossless playback, improvement of the complete case, new colors of the case and increased battery life.
Along with this, AirPods Lite will appear in the line of wireless headphones of the company. Kuo is not the first to mention such recently. This will be a simpler and more affordable version of Apple’s TWS headset.
Currently, AirPods 2 are still available for $129, while AirPods 3 are priced at $169/179 (depending on whether the case supports inductive charging). In turn, the second generation of AirPods Pro costs $249. And AirPods Lite will be the cheapest option, costing only $99.
Apple plans to update the line of headphones in the second half of 2024, but it is possible that these releases will be delayed until the first half of 2025.
As already noted by Mark Gurman, the company is currently putting a lot of effort into the release of AR/VR headsets, which accordingly affects the timing of the release of other products. That’s probably why a lot of future releases date back to the next two years.