For a simple line of headphones, Apple already has, I would say, options for most pockets and tastes: we have the AirPods traditional devices (with or without the wireless charging case) and AirPods Pro, for those who want enhanced sound quality and superior sound insulation. According to DigiTimesHowever, the family will be able to gain a new member very soon.
According to the website, Apple will launch, within the next six months, something they strangely call ?AirPods Pro Lite? that is, a cheaper version of the AirPods Pro. Yes, at first this does not make much sense: well, the cheapest version of the AirPods Pro already exists and is called AirPods.
Still, even if the DigiTimes do not offer more information about such a product, we can speculate: perhaps they are referring to a version of AirPods Pro without active noise cancellation? Maybe a case without wireless charging? There are some options for making AirPods Pro a little ?less Pro?, if you think about it.
As much as the DigiTimes has a questionable reputation in the world of Apple rumors, the site has some sources well positioned in Ma's supply chain in Taiwan and China in general. In addition, this is not the first time that they speak of such ?AirPods Pro Lite?: the first mention was in a report ten days ago, with a second quote last week, stating that perhaps the production would delay a little on account of the effects of Coronavirus.
Anyway, where there is smoke, there is fire: no one would make three mention of a supposed new headset without there being any evidence that Apple is working on such a product, after all. And we still have to take into account the forecast of the analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who said that Apple will launch (still in the beginning of 2020) a new top-of-the-line headset model, yes, it is a forecast different, but maybe both rumors refer to the same product (with some mismatch of information in the middle).
What remains for us, now, to wait to know what Apple has in mind. Opinions?
Price view: R $ 2,024.10Installed price: in at 12x R $ 187.42Feature: noise canceling wireless headphonesRelease: October 2019
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