Apple may release new AirPods models in 2024 or 2025. This is reported by TF International Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. The company is said to release new AirPods Max headphones and cheaper AirPods earbuds in the second half of 2024 or the first half of 2025.
Kuo reports in a series of tweets that Apple wants to introduce a cheaper set of AirPods, among other things. The company uses a target price of $ 99, the analyst writes. Right now, the second-generation AirPods are the company’s cheapest wireless earbuds. These have a suggested retail price of $ 129, or 159 euros. Earlier this month, analyst Jeff Pu even about cheaper AirPods.
At the same time, Apple would like to introduce a new version of its AirPods Max. The company introduced the first version of these headphones in 2020 for 629 euros. No new variants of the AirPods Max have been released since then. There are no details yet on these new AirPods Max, apart from the release window in 2024 or 2025.
Kuo previously wrote that Apple will release future AirPods releases with a USB-C connection for charging. The current variants still use Apple’s Lightning connector. The alleged switch to USB-C is in line with a European law that will make USB-C mandatory on small devices such as smartphones and the charging cases of wireless earplugs from autumn 2024.