Looks like I have news that would sell like a hot cake. I am talking about the latest speculation from Taiwanese publication DigiTimes and things won’t get more exciting than this when it comes to 2020 iPhones. As per the report, the publication states that an an unspecified source has purported that Samsung, Xiaomi, and Apple are planning to include their TWS earbuds in the retail box of their next year’s smartphones.
It is explicitly mentioned that these smartphone giants might include truly wireless stereo or TWS earbuds that include Apple AirPods, Samsung Galaxy Buds, and so on.
Now the skeptical part here is that Apple AirPods are pretty popular now even though the original one would start at $159 surpassing $200 mark as you move toward the latest AirPods Pro. It is a bit out of line to think Apple will introduce it in the retail boxes of its 2020 iPhones even when these AirPods are selling like a hot cake.
But again, DigiTimes doesn’t have a stellar track record when it comes to rumors about Apple and that is why MacRumors mentioned it as a hit or miss. AirPods are extremely popular so much so that people are ready to spend hundreds of dollars buying it. This has clearly reflected in Apple’s forecast as the Cupertino-based giant doubled its forecast to 60 million units to be sold this year.
In fact, the juggernaut has asked its suppliers to double the production at 2mn units per day. It is nothing new to include earphones in retail boxes as even today, budget and mid-range phones have it subjected to brands while almost no flagship smartphones offer it included but as a different purchase.
This raises the question as to why Apple would include these AirPods with 2020 iPhones and even if it does, the cost of iPhones might escalate as the revenue will be adjusted accordingly. Now, the question is whether it will materialize or not. If yes, we could see AirPods with higher-end iPhone 12 Pro models while Galaxy Buds & Xiaomi’s TWS earbuds must be included with flagship smartphones as well.
We will have to wait for some time to know if there’s any reality to this speculation. If there’s isn’t, remember about the not-so-stellar record we talked about earlier and it will be a miss.