We are all eagerly awaiting the presentation of Apple and its new products, which will be presented to us this week. According to the leaks, several new gadgets will be presented to the general public, among which most of the users are waiting for the iPhone 13, Apple Watch 7 and, of course, 3rd generation AirPods. The design of the classic earbuds hasn’t received a major update yet, so the new headset promises to be worthwhile. Just the other day, there were new rumors about AirPods, according to which Apple does not plan to remove AirPods 2 from the sales line.
Among the huge number of new products and presentations, perhaps only Apple manages to keep the secret. The equipment of other manufacturers is usually merged one month before the presentation. This also leads to the increased interest in apple products. Everyone is discussing the presentation, and those few sources claiming leaks are perceived as worth their weight in gold.
In today’s announcement, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo says Apple plans to unveil the next generation of AirPods to the public as part of its fall event on Tuesday. But something else is interesting: Kuo also claims that Cupertino will continue to sell the second generation AirPods, despite the release of new headphones. He believes that in this situation there are two layouts of events. Either AirPods 3 will rise in price compared to the second, or their cost will remain at the level of previous pods, and then AirPods 2 will drop significantly in price.
Earlier, Ming-Chi Kuo also claimed that the iPhone 13 will support satellite communications, with the help of which Apple smartphones will be able to connect to satellites in Low Earth Orbit (LEO) and, therefore, will not lose their connection to the network even where there is no connection. Of course, there is no talk of high-speed Internet, but calls and SMS will work fine.
How AirPods 3 differ from AirPods 2
Earlier, we have already written about all the leaks about the 3rd generation of headphones in the article. If you are interested in this topic, I recommend that you familiarize yourself. The AirPods 3 are expected to receive a new design that closely resembles the Pro model. They will be distinguished from their older brothers only by the absence of ear pads and the active noise cancellation function, which will remain an exclusive feature of AirPods Pro and AirPods Max.
The AirPods 3 are also slated to support Spatial Audio, which was announced with iOS 15. In addition to better audio, the AirPods 3 will support head tracking for better viewing of video content. Taking into account the fact that now you can connect two pairs of headphones to one device, now you can arrange a real cinema at home for a small price.
In terms of sales of wireless headphones in general, Kuo believes that the launch of the new generation of AirPods 3 will have a positive impact on sales: the analyst predicts an increase in shipments of 10-15% compared to last year in the first quarter of 2022.
When will the AirPods 2 fall in price
If you believe this news, then the fate of the second headphone model becomes interesting. In principle, Apple’s policy towards the second model is also understandable. AirPods 2 manufacturing has been running like clockwork for a long time. The headphones are a huge success and sell very well, and over the years, their production has been simplified as much as possible.
Now AirPods 2 on the gray market can be purchased for about 10 thousand rubles. Just imagine what would happen if they got even cheaper. The profit from the headset will skyrocket anyway, and the copies that are so popular now will completely outlive themselves. They simply won’t be needed.
However, of course, a rise in price seems more likely. In theory, the new model for the price should fit neatly between AirPods 2 and AirPods Pro. But will a third headphone be on sale then? Will they gain the same popularity as the previous version?
Should you buy AirPods 2 in 2021
If you don’t have AirPods yet and are just planning to buy, then it’s definitely worth the wait. Moreover, there is nothing left before the presentation. Even if AirPods 3 are sold at a higher cost, interest in previous generations will definitely not fade. For so many years, many users have become very accustomed to this form factor and are unlikely to suddenly be able to change to another model.
Yes, the second model is not without its drawbacks, but AirPods 2 still appeal to many users. Plus, their design has stood the test of time and has been rejected to a minimum. From year to year, users have chosen AirPods as their primary headset and have enjoyed their convenience.
What do you think about the previous generation of headphones? Are you waiting for the lineup update or are you completely satisfied with the previous model? I propose to share my opinion in our Telegram chat, it will be interesting to read.
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