Apple to launch affordable AirPods, AirPods Max in 2024? Here's the truth

According to a MacRumors story, Apple plans to release more reasonably priced AirPods later this year.

Bhaskar Chakravorty
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Analyst Jeff Pu, who focuses on businesses in Apple's supply chain, claims that the company plans to release more reasonably priced AirPods later this year, according to a MacRumors article. Pu revealed that one of the suppliers for the less expensive AirPods will be a division of Apple's contract manufacturer Foxconn in a recent research report with investment company Haitong International Securities. Pu added that in the fourth quarter of 2024, Foxconn plans to boost AirPod assembly at a facility in India.

Apple 's intentions!

Two fourth-generation AirPods models from Apple are scheduled to release in September or October. These models will come in entry-level and mid-tier variants, with the latter featuring an updated charging case with a USB-C port and the former featuring a new design for better fit and sound quality. The mid-tier variant is also anticipated to have features like a speaker for Find My Location tracking and active noise cancellation (ANC).

Although it is unclear, it is possible that the entry-level fourth-generation AirPods and the more affordable Apple AirPods are the same. According to a recent report citing people familiar with the matter, Apple Inc.'s overseas suppliers have stepped up manufacturing of the company's eagerly awaited new iPad models, which are scheduled for release in early May.

The sources noted, seeking anonymity since the plans have not been made public, that the future release will concentrate on new models of the Apple iPad Pro and Apple iPad Air.

Significant revisions to the iPad 2024 lineup?

The news agency earlier stated that the iPad Air will debut with a 12.9-inch screen option, while the iPad Pro models will receive better OLED screens. It is important to remember that Apple will be redesigning the iPad lineup for the first time since 2018. 

It was recently revealed by Apple that the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) 2024 will take place from June 10–14. This statement coincides with rumors of possible talks about partnerships in artificial intelligence (AI) and significant iOS improvements being revealed at the event.