Apple’s AirPods have been round for some time now and other than the introduction of the higher-end AirPods Professional, the AirPods continues to be caught within the second-gen which was launched again in 2019. We think about that buyers most likely need one thing new and thrilling and could be holding again, which is why it doesn’t come as a shock to be taught that Apple may very well be ramping down manufacturing.

In line with a report from Nikkei Asia, they declare that Apple is outwardly planning to cut back manufacturing of the AirPods this yr by 25-30%. Which means that the entire variety of models the corporate plans to supply shall be round 75-85 million, down from the 110 million models that was beforehand forecast.

The ramping down shouldn’t essentially be seen as an indication that gross sales are unhealthy, however moderately it may very well be that prospects are merely ready for the next-gen mannequin. Final we heard, the third-gen AirPods may very well be launching within the second half of the yr, so it’s potential that we’d be taught extra about it at Apple’s iPhone occasion, additionally scheduled for the second half of 2021.

That being mentioned, whereas possibly a bit “boring” now on condition that they’re two years previous, the AirPods are interesting to iOS customers as a result of their ease of pairing with iPhones and iPads, which is why they have been so standard to start with regardless of individuals making enjoyable of the design and price ticket.

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