The popular wireless earbuds of Apple Inc.’s are expected to double to sell as much as 60 million units in 2019. The trend has grown extra upwards due to the early success of AirPods Pro, the premium noise-cancellation variant of AirPods.
The AirPods Pro has exceeded the expectations and is driving Apple’s production partners toward manufacturing more earbuds to meet with the demands, according to an analysis by Bloomberg. From the usage of a large community of users, it has been seen that Apple’s AirPods Pro has yet again promisingly fulfilled its undertaking regarding its “noise-canceling and water-resistant features.”
In a bid to figure out the reason behind this outreach, Business Insider believes that Apple’s popularity with AirPods was probably complemented by its rival tech giants “slowness in introducing their own wireless earphones.”
On the other side, Microsoft is making delays with its newest earbuds. Panos Panay, Microsoft’s Chief Product Officer, said the suspension would ensure Microsoft delivers “the best possible experience” to consumers, but it will skip the 2019 critical shopping season.
Despite the availability of Sony and Google’s earbud, Apple AirPods has become the market leader unarguably.
Let’s have a user’s viewpoint as an exemplar. This user has used both AirPods Pro and Sony WF-1000XM3 earbuds, aka AirPod killers. He turned out to conclude that Sony earbuds sound better, are better at noise-canceling, and have better battery life even. But Apple’s product has a large number of features than the counterpart, and it also works efficiently with iOS and pair easily. Like many other Apple products, the ecosystem is a big reason for its success besides excellent quality.
In an attempt to move forward, Apple is reportedly again determined to launch an augmented-reality headset in 2022 along with sleeker pair of AR glasses by 2023. Apple Vice President Mike Rockwell presided the team meeting responsible for Apple’s AR and Virtual Reality initiatives. In a detailed discussion, they decided about the design and user facilitating features of the AR headset. Apple has yet to make an official statement on this as of the writing.
AirPods were first released as Bluetooth wireless earbuds on December 13, 2016. In October this year, an exciting addition to the AirPods family was made in the form of AirPod Pro. Apple Watch is also a market-leading wearable of Apple.
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