AirPods are the benchmark for all-wireless headphones, but competition is so intense that Apple has no choice but to cut back on production. According to a Nikkei Asia report, the company will produce 75-85 million AirPods this year, up from the planned 110 million.
A source on Apple’s production plans notes that the most significant reduction in orders occurs in the second quarter, to the beginning of the third. According to him, “Stock levels [на складах] and stocks of AirPods in stores are currently high … and demand is not as strong as expected. “…
Last year, AirPods shipments totaled 72.8 million units, giving the company a 31% share of the market. But expectations were higher: Apple ordered an assembly of about 80-90 million AirPods, and unsold leftovers ended up in warehouses. It was expected that by the end of 2020 the demand for Apple headphones will increase, but this has not happened – unlike the MacBook and iPad lines.
And while Apple still dominates the segment, competitors are advancing. For example, over the past year, Xiaomi has doubled its market share: from 6% in 2019 to 12% in 2020. The rest of the companies are also catching up, and this puts pressure on AirPods. In addition, Apple still hesitates to present the new AirPods Pro and AirPods 3 – rumors about them have been circulating since last year, renders and live photos have been published several times on the Web, but the company is still hesitating to release them. The premiere of the new AirPods was expected last week during the spring presentation of new products, but instead of them AirTags came out.
World’s first AirPods with USB-C. The creator of the iPhone X with USB-C decided to take on the headphones
A student at the Federal Polytechnic Institute of Switzerland, Ken Pillonel, continues his experiments in transferring Apple devices to the USB-C interface. After his success with the iPhone X, he turned to AirPods.
The rework process in this case is not yet accompanied by text, so there are practically no details. The author only noted that it turned out to be easier to pull off such a trick with headphones than with the iPhone.
Whether the author will sell these headphones, as he did with the iPhone X, is still unknown. But it is reported that this is an open source project, so anyone can repeat it if they wish.
Redmi Buds 4 Pro should be the best noise canceling headphones under $150
The head of Redmi and the president of Xiaomi Group China, Lu Weibing, revealed new details about the fully wireless headphones Redmi Buds 4 Pro.
The Redmi Buds 4 Pro earbuds have been tested and certified by the China Institute of Metrology. Redmi Buds 4 Pro offer 43dB ultra-deep noise cancellation.
Lu Weibing stated that the Redmi Buds 4 Pro should be the best noise canceling headphones under $150.
The novelty will be presented tomorrow along with Redmi Note 11T smartphones.
Active noise cancellation, water resistance, wireless charging, and 12mm drivers for $32. mBlu Lifeme TWS headphones introduced
The Meizu range has expanded with mBlu Lifeme TWS fully wireless headphones. The device stands out for its price-performance ratio.
The novelty costs only about 32 dollars. At the same time, there is active noise cancellation, which in itself is very unusual. But that’s not all. For example, autonomy is declared equal to 6.5 hours, which is quite good. Together with the case, it is already 30 hours.
The headphones are based on 12 mm drivers. This does not guarantee high-quality sound, but usually these headphones have smaller drivers.
There is also moisture protection (IPx4), low latency gaming mode (50ms), Flyme function with pairing with a smartphone immediately after opening the case cover, and even wireless charging.
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