Second generation of the Apple AirPods Max is a long time coming

2023 seems to be a quiet year for the Apple Group, at least as far as its headphones are concerned. One analyst thinks that the next AirPods Max will come at the end of 2024 at the earliest.



2023 seems to be dominated by Apple’s mixed reality headset, probably called Reality One. The second analyst already assumes that the company’s AirPods will fall behind in 2023, among other reasons. This time, there’s bad news for those who have been eagerly awaiting the next-generation Apple AirPods Max.

Apple AirPods Max and AirPods Lite: Delivery only at the end of 2024?

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Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo is already known for his coverage in the run-up to the Apple AirPods Pro 2. In a new tweet, the Apple maven says the next AirPods models won’t ship until the second half of 2024 or the first half of 2025.

He thus falls into the same league as Bloomberg editor Mark Gurman. He also recently wrote that he does not expect any major AirPods updates in 2023, even though the HomePod 2 will finally be introduced. Kuo gets a bit more specific: The next models to be launched are supposed to be cheaper “AirPods Lite” and the second generation of Apple AirPods Max.

An insider has also talked about the “AirPods Lite” recently. However, an AirPods Max 2 has now been thrown into the race. The premium Apple headphones mark the upper end of the AirPods price range, with a price of over 500 dollars. When it was launched at the end of 2020, it convinced us that it was a rock-solid headphone.