Apple AirPods 2 may be released in second half of 2018

Apple AirPods 2 may be released in second half of 2018
Not that it comes as a huge surprise, but Apple is going to release AirPods 2 next year, and, this coming straight from reputed analyst's Ming-Chi Kuo, should serve as a near certain assumption. While the analyst is mum on the new features that the updated AirPods would bring, save for a "smaller quartz component," whatever that means, he still divulged the release date, pegged for some time in the second half of 2018.

Apple announced a new wireless AirPods charging case to go with its AirPower mat way back in September, but neither the wireless charger, nor the case have materialized just yet. It should launch together with AirPower, if Apple wants users to take full advantage of the wireless charging craze that is sweeping its gadgets, and the launch date for this one is tipped to be some time in January. 

Interestingly enough, that's exactly when Kuo predicts that Apple will have solved the current AirPods supply bottleneck, which he hints is due to the semi-flexible battery connector production yield issues.

source: 9to5Mac



1. surethom

Posts: 1743; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

Please add optional ear pod covers so they can fit in my ear & stay put & increase the case size slightly so with the case cover they can still fit in the case & charge.

2. Phenom

Posts: 17; Member since: Aug 16, 2017

Literally the only reason why I haven't bought a pair. Not only they don't fit, but they actually hurt my ears. That's a shame since, overall, there's no better option on the market...

3. bucky

Posts: 3797; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

I have a pair and I love them. But I agree with you here. My wife wants them but can’t use them for longer than a few minutes.

5. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

You need to change your ears....

6. bucky

Posts: 3797; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

Sometimes I think you are really one of the android trolls that has two accounts trying to make it seem as though you are an Apple troll.

4. vincelongman

Posts: 5804; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Hope they majorly improve the sound quality and aesthetics Also a Pro model with earbuds, ANC and passthrough would be awesome

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