Apple is looking to launch its new earphones “AirPods Pro-Lite”. After the release of AirPods 2, Apple is looking to release a cheaper and lower version. The new version was scheduled to launch later this year, but now the launch has been delayed.
The Silicon Valley giant is reportedly working on the premium earphone lineup. The AirPods were introduced back in December 2016 followed by Airpods 2 which were launched in March last year.
The report was released by DigiTimes, as per their sources –
“Apple, maintaining partnerships with supply chains in both Taiwan and China, may have its Taiwanese partners handle more production of new-generation iPad, Apple Watch, AirPod Pro Lite and, iMac devices to be released later, as the epidemic has raised risks of raw materials supply shortages and shipments disruptions arising from uncertain resumption of normal operations at components suppliers and assembly plants in China,”
The Corona Virus is hitting not only China but the tech giants also as many of them have their manufacturers in China. Apple knows that they’ve got the domination in this market, their eye is on the mid-range earphones market where has a lot of potential. Apple is already working on plenty of other products that are complementary to the iPhone. Apple still has to face a lot of issues as there are many competitors are already has a large share in this market.
We can only predict when these AirPods are going to launch but because of the Coronavirus outbreak we might see them next year.