Apple’s upcoming launch of new AirPods is no secret. According to MacRumors reports, suppliers are more worried about whether the outbreak of coronavirus will affect sales of the new Apple AirPods.
As the source claims, Apple will begin production of the entry-level version of AirPods Pro as early as the end of the first quarter (end of the month). If production encounters other problems, the production plan will be postponed to the beginning of the second quarter. But the Apple AirPods sales could be affected. By the way, Apple is currently closing the Apple Store and people are self-isolated at home.
Apple released the high-end AirPods Pro in October 2019. It has made a number of improvements to regular AirPods, including active noise reduction, improved sound quality, water resistance, sweat resistance, and a new in-ear design. The AirPods Pro sells for $249 in the United States, while a regular AirPods with a wireless charging case costs $199.
Earlier, we heard that the Apple AirPods Pro Lite will be in production in the second quarter of 2020. But no further details were disclosed. It is speculated that this headset will eventually become the third generation of regular AirPods. It will come with the same design and sound quality as the AirPods Pro but without active noise reduction.
By the way, Apple released the second-generation AirPods on March 20 last year. So if everything goes well, it should release the third-gen model one year later. But the epidemic changed the company’s plans.