Apple unveiled the AirPods 2 earlier this month, and some days later it shocked us all with the Powerbeats Pro true wi-fi earbuds. But a brand new report says the iPhone maker isn’t stopping right here with regards to launching new wi-fi earphones. According to a number of studies, lans to launch third-generation AirPods by the top of the 12 months, full with new options.
Sources mentioned to be acquainted with the matter have informed Digitimes that AirPods three will characteristic noise cancellation assist. The pair of wi-fi earbuds is anticipated to begin promoting by the top of 2019. Taiwan’s Inventec is anticipated to be the principle assembler of AirPods three, with some orders going to Luxshare Precision — the 2 suppliers at present share AirPods 2 orders.
Apple is supposedly trying to elevate the bar to fulfill challenges from rivals, and that’s why it’s creating new options for the AirPods three mannequin together with the noise cancellation perform. The report notes that a number of smartphone makers, together with Huawei and Xiaomi, in addition to different tech corporations, together with Amazon, Google, and Microsoft, are engaged on their very own wi-fi headphones.
Noise cancellation isn’t a brand new characteristic for headphones, the report notes, however it’s a expertise that’s “laborious to harness” in cord-free earbuds, in accordance with Digitimes.
On the one hand, semiconductor units can hardly work with out struggling electromagnetic disturbance, and then again, how the structural design of the noise ahead suggestions microphone will be performed properly to attain harmonious operation with different units is a good problem for designers and assemblers.
The report additionally says that noise cancellation will devour extra energy, which is one thing Apple must tackle.
Interestingly, Digitimes says that the AirPods three’s design will make meeting a extra difficult job. It’s unclear from this report whether or not the earphones could have a unique look than the earlier two fashions. But Digitimes isn’t the one supply claiming new AirPods is on the best way. Well-known Apple insider Ming-Chi Kuo additionally mentioned in a observe to traders (through 9to5Mac) that Apple will launch two new AirPods fashions within the fourth quarter of 2019. He says considered one of these fashions will look precisely like AirPods 2 and maintain the identical worth level, whereas the second would supply a brand new type issue, and it’ll value extra.
Kuo hasn’t revealed particulars about any new AirPods three options, however he…