11 February 2019
There is no doubt that Apple products sell in huge numbers, which makes almost all the tech brands somehow or the other draw inspiration from these products. Be it the phones design, the ugly notch, iPhone’s UI or even the accessories like the earphones or AirPods. Recent reports suggest that rivals like Google and Amazon are planning to launch their version of AirPods next year.
Industry analyst Ming-Chi Kho has revealed that both Google and Amazon are inspired by the success story of Apple AirPods and are working in their own variants which may be launched closer the second half of the next year. Both the companies are reportedly targeting to sell around 10-20 million units by the end of 2019.
Both Amazon and Google have a very powerful and a capable digital assistant which can take benefit from an AirPod like product. Apple’s AirPods, on the other hand, are also supposed to get a major upgrade next year and with the AirPods 2, the company is said to implement in biometrics, noise-canceling technology, and interchangeable design.
Other brands like Huawei also has come out with their version of AirPod replicas called as FreeBuds and with Google and Amazon also jumping in the bandwagon, it looks like users will soon have a problem of plenty. Though, we can just hope that these products live up to their reputation.