This new rumour of budget-friendly AirPods comes from an analyst of Haitong International Tech Research Jeff Pu whilst in discussion with 9to5Mac.
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Pu claims they are in development and will be named AirPod Lite.
He adds that they are to be a “lower priced product” set to compete with non-Apple earbuds.
Expected to drop by 2023 according to Pu’s industry sources, there is also said to be a drop in shipments of AirPods from 73 million units in 2022 to 63 million in 2023.
Last year, Apple launched the second generation of the AirPods Pro which included advancements in noise cancellation and a new charging case featuring a U1 chip for Precision Finding.
Recently, Apple Music has announced a new karaoke feature titled Apple Music Sing, which allows users to sing-a-long to their favourite tracks.
With millions of songs set to be included within the upcoming feature — users will be able to follow lyrics in real-time, with the option of a "Duet View", plus adjustable track elements and levels.
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