Many Apple fans are looking forward to the release of the next generation of iPhones, which should come with a new look and an assortment of extra features. However, according to some sources it seems that the package will be slimmer in 202 as Apple plans to remove the popular EarPods.
The move is isn’t as surprising as some may believe since Apple was one of the first companies who decided to remove the aging but still popular 3.5mm headphones port from its devices.
Pushing AirPods sales
The company has packaged a pair of its signature EarPods with iPhone devices since the first model was released in 2007. At that time, the iPhone was marketed as a more practical implementation of the iPod, which was quite popular among music fans.
Despite their popularity, a well-known analyst has stated that he anticipates the demise of the wired Earpods as Apple continues to focus on the development of wireless accessories. The shipments of AirPods will be boosted during the second part of 2020 as the company will aim to replenish depleted stocks, and a special promotion could take place in Q4 2020.
Boosting the demand
The move is inspired, as many users may be conviced to try the AirPods in 2020, boosting the demand for the accessory. Apple will also remove an unnecessary cost since it will no longer need to manufacture the EarPods while allowing partners to meet the demand for the wired accessory and continue to earn revenue from their sale.
There are also some rumors related to the the AirPods line. Some voices argue that Apple is working on a new version that will be showcased in 2021. On the other hand, a popular leaker has stated recently that the next generation of AirPods could be unveiled this year, with the summer offering an excellent release window.
Willie Hahn, senior editor at The Trending Times, writes about the intersection between money and politics with a focus on lobbying and tech articles. Willie previously at the Android Authority and Vice. Willie can be reached by email.