Apple is said to be working on cheaper “Lite” AirPods
Apple is said to be working on a new affordable version of AirPods to help them compete with cheaper wireless earbuds. AirPods “Lite” will be the fifth generation of AirPods that consumers can buy.
According to a 9To5Mac Reportedly, the “Lite” AirPods will be a “lower-priced product,” helping Apple compete with cheaper earbuds brands. It is currently unknown what features “Lite” may or may not have. The report suggests that the unannounced Airpods will likely cost less than the Airpods 2, which retail for $129.
It should also be noted that Airpods shipments are expected to drop from 73 million units last year to 63 million units this year. This may be because demand for AirPods is not high and because Apple may not release new AirPods this year. Last year, Apple released the second generation of Airpods Pro with significant improvements, such as better noise cancellation and a new charging case.
Apple is currently selling four types of Airpods for between $129 and $549. Here are all the Airpods you can buy, lean on, cling to:
- Airpods (2nd Generation) – $129
- Airpods (3rd Generation) – $169
- Airpods Pro – $249
- Airpods Max – $549
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