We have been hearing rumors about the new Apple AirPods 2 for a while now, apparently they will be launching in early 2019.
The news comes from respected Apple analyst Ming Chi Kuo, who has revealed that the AirPods 2 will come early next year and will feature wireless charging.
The design of the AirPods is not expected to change, this will happen the following year in 2020 when an all new model of the AirPods is revealed.
We attribute AirPods’ dramatic growth (14–16mn, 26–28mn, 50–55mn, 70–80mn and 100–110mn units in 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021, respectively) to 1) the upgraded model with wireless charging support to benefit shipments to launch in 1Q19, 2) the all-new design model to boost replacement demand to launch in 1Q20, 3) an innovative user experience, and 4) high integration with iOS and Mac products. In summary, AirPods is Apple’s most popular accessory ever, and it currently has the best growth momentum among Apple products.
As yet there are no details on exactly when the Apple AirPods 2 will launch, we suspect it will be some time in the first quarter of 2019.