Amazon and Google will have their own versions of AirPods next year, according to renowned industry analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.
In an investors note sent by his company TF International, he states that both tech giants have seen Apple8217;s success with its wireless earbuds and will look to emulate them: 8220;We believe that AirPods8217; success has drawn Google and Amazon’s attention and these two companies will launch AirPod-alike products in the second half of 2019,8221; the note reads.
Apple itself is still said to be updating its AirPods early next year, with the long-awaited AirPods 2.
Then, in 2020, it is expected that the company will update the line further, replacing the original buds with a newly-designed alternative, so far inventively dubbed Apple AirPods 3.
By then, Apple8217;s peers will have their own devices on the market, as per Kuo8217;s predictions, so the fight for your money will be more fierce.