Apple will launch a bunch of new audio products 2021
Apple is working on next-generation AirPods and AirPods Pro, and we might see new models as soon as next year.
This is according to a new report by Bloomberg, which cites people familiar with Apple's plans. The new AirPods will reportedly actually be similar to the current version of AirPods Pro, with a shorter stem and replaceable ear tips. The "standard" AirPods aren't however getting more advanced features, such as noise cancellation, reads the report. As for the new AirPods Pro, they should be more compact, perhaps with a more rounded shape that fills more of your ear, though it's still early days and the design could change before the final version. We don't know when the new AirPods Pro might hit the stores, but Bloomberg says Apple is thinking about launching the AirPods in the first half of 2021. That's not all, though. Apple is also considering launching a new HomePod that sits between the current HomePod mini and the HomePod, both in terms of price, size, and sound quality. Apple launched the $99 HomePod mini earlier this month; the original HomePod was originally launched in February 2018 for $349, but its price was later reduced to $299. And the company is also planning to announce Apple-branded, over-the-ear headphones with noise cancellation. We've heard reports about those launching as early as March 2020, but Bloomberg says they've been delayed several times, the last of which happened just weeks ago.