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Technology Coronavirus may force Apple to delay AirPods Pro Lite production

05:15  18 february  2020
05:15  18 february  2020 Source:   bgr.com

AirPods Pro demand is so high that Apple will add another supplier in 2020

  AirPods Pro demand is so high that Apple will add another supplier in 2020 A new research report from analyst Ming-Chi Kuo (via MacRumors) relays that Apple will be shuffling up suppliers as it pertains to the AirPods Pro, the next-gen Apple Watch, and the iPod Touch. While this may not seem like important news at first glance, it underscores Apple's constant efforts to increase supply, streamline operations, and boost profitability wherever it can. Specifically, Kuo notes that Luxhsare will now be the sole supplier of the S-series chips within the Apple Watch. Meanwhile, Apple has tapped the China-based Goertek to help handle AirPods Pro production.

The ongoing coronavirus epidemic is allegedly impacting production of two unannounced Apple products , with the rumored " AirPods Pro Lite " In the case of two yet-to-launch products , the virus may push back their launches. Initially surfacing in a rumor on February 11, the " AirPods Pro Lite "

Introducing AirPods Pro . Active Noise Cancellation, Transparency mode, and a customizable fit — all in an incredibly light in-ear headphone. Just press and hold the force sensor on the stem to jump between Active Noise Cancellation and Transparency mode — which lets outside sound in, and

With scientists and researchers still working hard to stop the spread of the coronavirus, the epidemic is having a tangible impact on manufacturing in China. While some companies have been actively looking to shift manufacturing resources to Taiwan, overall production across a range of products is expected to take a hit.

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As it pertains to Apple, a new report from DigiTimes relays that the coronavirus might see Apple release its rumored AirPods Pro Lite a little bit later than initially anticipated. Word of Apple’s potentially releasing a more wallet-friendly version of its popular AirPods Pro first surfaced last week, though we haven’t seen any details regarding how much it might cost or what features it might leave out as to differentiate it from Apple’s AirPods Pro.

How to pair Apple AirPods with your Windows 10 PC in 1 minute

  How to pair Apple AirPods with your Windows 10 PC in 1 minute Get Windows 10 and your AirPods connected.On your PC, open the Settings app and choose Devices from the main menu. At the top of the Bluetooth & other devices page, click Add Bluetooth or other device. On the Add a device window, click Bluetooth.

Apple has announced updated AirPods Pro earphones featuring noise canceling technology, a new design, improved water resistance, and a 9 price Though we heard rumors suggesting AirPods Pro might come in multiple colors, Apple is offering them only in white, much like the original AirPods .

Apple today released a new firmware update for the AirPods 2 and the AirPods Pro , though there is no word on what's new in the refreshed ‌ AirPods ‌ firmware updates often bring performance improvements, bug fixes, and feature tweaks, but we may not find out what's new as Apple does not

In any event, the Digitimes report claims that AirPods Pro Lite production will not commence sometime during the second quarter as initially planned. The report doesn’t shed any light as to when production might begin or when Apple is planning to introduce its low-cost wireless earbuds to the market.

All that said, the actual AirPods Pro Lite rumor should be taken with a grain of salt. The rumor first surfaced via Digitimes which has a somewhat spotty track record when it comes to Apple rumors. And as alluded to above, it’s not entirely clear how a cheaper AirPods Pro product would fit into Apple’s product line.

To this point, Apple’s AirPods Pro are currently priced at $249 while regular AirPods with a wireless charging case retails for $199. Meanwhile, regular AirPods with a regular charging case will set you back $159. In light of that, there doesn’t seem to be a lot of room for a new AirPods Pro model in Apple’s product lineup.

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Spotted: are these the very first images of Apple's rumored over-ear headphones? .
Though the development of a pair of Apple-branded over-ear headphones was first reported on around two years back, what appear to be the first images of the rumored headset with an official Apple origin have arisen. Within some leaked code of Apple's next, currently unreleased operating system iOS 14, 9To5Mac reportedly discovered the first official images of the company's upcoming over-ear headphones which were first said to be in development over two years ago. While the pictures are actually just a pair of icons, they nevertheless seem to confirm the devices existence and their general design.

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