Apple reportedly working on "upgraded" AirPods for launch during 2018

Apple analyst KGI Ming-Chi Kuo today released a report indicating Apple will release a new version of AirPods in the second half of 2018. Kuo noted that the new AirPods will incorporate a "smaller quartz component", but didn't provide any other details on what might be expected in the next-generation wireless earbuds.

An excerpt from the research note, published my MacRumors, show "upgraded" AirPods will help shipments will grow 100% YoY to 26-28mn units...

Apple AirPods are sold out on its online store until next year - but the wireless earbuds may still get a major refresh in 2018.

No further information has been provided about the improvements that might be made to the new AirPods. The best promise to date is a release "early next year".

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Currently, many Apple retail stores are listing January 5 as the first available pickup date for new orders.

Demand and supply gap for the AirPod meanwhile isn't anything new given that the same has existed since it was launched in December past year.

But if your family is prone to last-minute shopping then you could miss on getting a pair of AirPods this Christmas.

If you haven't ordered your Apple AirPods yet, it might be too late to receive them in time for Christmas. With Apple now seeing great success with the recent launch of their new generation of phones - particularly the iPhone X - it will be interesting to see how the launch of a new product like the AirPods 2 will continue to drive sales.

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