Rumours are circulating Apple could add two new models of its wireless AirPods earphones before the end of the year.
The range expansion would make sense given the fast-selling product’s position as a “cultural phenomenon” in the eyes of CEO Tim Cook.
AirPods, along with the HomePod and Watch, are partly responsible for Apple’s Wearables, Home and Accessories business bringing in over $5 billion last quarter, more than ever before.
One is predicted to be a mild update, and another potentially featuring a completely new form factor.
Digitimes recently reported noise cancellation will be included on new Airpods being assembled by Taiwan’s Inventec.
Apple recently released the second-generation Airpods featuring an updated chipset, voice-activated Siri support, and wireless charging through an optional case.
Mr Kuo expects 52 million Airpods to ship before the end of the year, rising to 75 million in 2020.