Last year Apple launched the AirPods Pro. These are a pair of upgraded AirPods where it features active noise cancellation and also better sound quality. Now according to a new report from DigiTimes, it seems that Apple could be working on a new pair of earbuds in the form of the AirPods Pro Lite.
Make fun of Apple’s AirPods all you want in terms of its design and price, but if there’s one thing that’s hard to deny, it would be its popularity. According to reports and also Apple’s online store, it seems that if you wanted to get your hands on the AirPods Pro, you might have to wait until March.
One of the unique selling points of the AirPods Pro compared to the regular AirPods is that they come with active noise cancelling. However, it seems that this defining trait of the AirPods Pro has been sort of nullified in the latest firmware update Apple issued to the earphones, where users are complaining that noise cancellation on the AirPods Pro is actually now worse.
It wasn’t too long ago that Apple released the AirPods Pro. The earbuds introduced improved audio quality over the regular AirPods and also offers active noise-cancelling features. However, it seems that under the hood, Apple might have actually done more than what was advertised, one of which includes improvements in Bluetooth latency.
While Apple’s iPhones are probably the company’s biggest money-maker at the moment, the company could have another hit on their hands in the form of the AirPods, where some analysts have predicted that it could bring in as much as $4 billion every quarter and could surpass the peak iPod sales.
When the AirPods were first launched, many mocked the design of the earbuds, but the naysayers were quickly proven wrong as it was later revealed to be one of Apple’s best-selling products in recent years and was a hit amongst customers. It turns out that Apple might have struck gold twice.
The thing with Apple products is that they tend to come with parts that are custom made. For example, for years, Apple’s iPhones used custom pentalobe screws that made it difficult for people to repair the phone. Now it looks like if you want to fix your AirPods Pro earbuds, you might find it pretty difficult as well.
So yesterday Apple officially took the wraps off their new AirPods Pro earbuds. These are a higher-end version of the AirPods that featured improved audio quality and also features like active noise cancellation. It is also more expensive than the regular AirPods where it is priced at $250.
Apple’s AirPods have been selling like hotcakes, despite many making fun of its design. This is largely due to the ease of use of the headphones and the reliability of the connection. However, it was to deny that it wasn’t exactly the best-sounding pair of earphones, and how the competition seemed to be gaining an edge with additional features.