There’s no shortage of AirPods competitors on the consumer tech market. But a trusted analyst believes Apple’s wireless buds might soon face some stiff competition from other Silicon Valley heavyweights. Amazon and Google are likely developing their own Bluetooth earbuds, but Apple has a plan to have its AirPods stand up against any potential rivals.
Reliable Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo believes that the AirPods’ success has turned its competitors’ heads. In a note to investors obtained by AppleInsider, he forecasts that Amazon and Google will drop their own wireless earbuds in the second half of 2019. Kuo goes on to state that Apple will include biometric sensors to the upcoming AirPods 2 as a way to differentiate its buds. Hints of health-tracking-enabled AirPods were spotted in an Apple patent filing earlier this year, so Kuo’s statements further bolster that evidence.Read More... How Will Upgraded AirPods Fend Off New Competition From Google and Amazon?