New Audio Accessories
Lastly, the report goes over Apple’s expected audio accessories plan. In other words, new versions of HomePod and AirPods.
Bloomberg reports that Apple will release a new AirPods generation with water resistance and noise cancelation as early as 2020 (though they could be announced this year). Those are both features that were originally expected on the second-generation AirPods earlier this year.
Apple is also said to be working on a lower-cost HomePod, and Bloomberg corroborates that today and adds that it’ll feature “reduced tweeters.” That device could also come as early as 2020.
The report did not, however, make any mention of potential Apple over-ear headphones.