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AirPods sales begin to fall for the first time, AirPods 3 postponed to the end of the year

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The third-generation AirPods will not begin mass production until the third quarter of 2021, according to renowned analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who has made a name for himself on accurate predictions about Apple technology.

If mass production starts only in the third quarter, then the headphones should go on sale in the fall. Earlier it was reported that AirPods 3 will be released in the first half of 2021. Some sources even claimed that the new product could hit the market in March this year.

Kuo expects AirPods’ shipments from Q1 to Q3 2021 to decline by about 25% year on year to 55 million units. If demand for AirPods 3 turns out to be higher than expected, AirPods shipments in the fourth quarter will remain unchanged from last year at 23 million units. Overall, AirPods shipments in 2021 will drop to 78 million units, down from 90 million in 2020.

It is currently unclear if the AirPods 2 will end after the new model is released. Apple has a choice: if the AirPods 2 stay on the market and sell for a lower price, it could negatively impact sales of AirPods 3. At the same time, the lack of a low-cost AirPods model could also have a negative effect.

Kuo attributes the decline in AirPods shipments to increased competition. There are already a lot of inexpensive fully wireless headphones on the market. To improve sales of AirPods, the company needs to innovate in hardware.

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Adidas solar-powered wireless headphones can be recharged even from a night light

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Adidas solar powered wireless headphones can be recharged even from a

Adidas has introduced a new wireless headphones – Adidas RPT-02 Sol. They are co-created with Zound Industries.

Adidas solar-powered wireless headphones can be recharged even from a night light

As the name suggests, they can be recharged from the sun. The headphones are equipped with Powerfoyle solar cells from the Swedish company Exeger. As the manufacturer notes, without light, pure autonomy reaches 80 hours in music playback mode. However, the bright sun is not required, recharging is possible even with artificial light, including a night light in the bedroom.

Adidas solar-powered wireless headphones can be recharged even from a night light

In extreme cases, you can charge the headphones via USB Type-C. Headphones are equipped with 45 mm emitters, support Bluetooth 5.2, received protection against sweat and splashes (IPX4).

The Adidas RPT-02 Sol are priced at $229. Open sales start on August 23rd.

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Xiaomi Buds 4 Pro Flagship Headphones Go on Sale in China

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Xiaomi Buds 4 Pro Flagship Headphones Go on Sale in

Xiaomi’s new products introduced last week, including the world’s thinnest Xiaomi MIX Fold 2 phone, Redmi K50 Extreme Edition, Xiaomi Mi Pad 5 Pro 12.4 tablet and Xiaomi Buds 4 Pro Bluetooth headset, go on sale today.

Xiaomi Buds 4 Pro are equipped with 11 mm speakers, active noise reduction system (up to 48 dB). They work up to 9 hours without a charging case and up to 38 hours with one. The headphones can be fully charged in just half an hour, and a 5-minute charge will provide an additional 3 hours of listening time. SBC, AAC and LHDC 4.0 audio codecs are supported, as well as Spatial Audio surround sound.

Xiaomi Buds 4 Pro Flagship Headphones Go on Sale in China

Xiaomi Buds 4 Pro earphones received a special mode for reducing wind noise and an ultra-low latency of 59 ms.

The Xiaomi Buds 4 Pro are available in gold and black for about $160.

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The first ever rugged smartphone with built-in headphones Ulefone Armor 15 successfully funded on Kickstarter

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The first ever rugged smartphone with built in headphones Ulefone Armor

Not so long ago, Nokia released the Nokia 5710 XpressAudio feature phone with a storage compartment for wireless headphones, after which Ulefone launched the world’s first rugged smartphone with built-in headphones on Kickstarter.

At the time of the announcement, it was reported that the developers had collected a third of the required amount, but now enough funds have been raised for the release of Ulefone Armor 15, which means that the smartphone will definitely be released.

The first ever rugged smartphone with built-in headphones Ulefone Armor 15 successfully funded on Kickstarter

A pair of TWS earphones are reportedly built into the top of the phone, and they will automatically connect to the phone when users take them out. In addition, the smartphone received powerful front stereo speakers.

Ulefone Armor 15 is equipped with a 5.45-inch display with a resolution of 1440 x 720 pixels, MediaTek Helio G35 single-chip system. The phone has 6 GB of memory and 128 GB of flash memory, runs on the Android 12 system and supports NFC.

The first ever rugged smartphone with built-in headphones Ulefone Armor 15 successfully funded on Kickstarter

This phone is IP68/69K and MIL-STD-810G certified, making it waterproof, dustproof and shockproof.

The novelty is offered for $170.

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