Apple Could Bundle AirPods with iPhones Next Year

Ruben Fields
December 2, 2019

The idea that Apple would consider bundling its future iPhone with a pair of AirPods can be interpreted as an extremely generous, if not extravagant move.

While this rumor seems questionable for now, it is certainly possible that Apple simply feels it is time to include something more modern than EarPods with its iPhones.

Apple is considering bundling AirPods with new iPhone models in 2020, according to hit-or-miss Taiwanese publication DigiTimes.

As per unnamed industry sources, multiple phone makers including the likes of Samsung, Xiaomi, and Apple "are looking to bundle their new models with TWS earbuds next year." . The previous-gen standard variant, not the Pro one, starts at $159 at the moment and it doesn't support an in-ear design, noise cancellation, and more.

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Currently, Apple is bundling the wired EarPods with its devices which retails for around $29. So it's hard to see how Apple could justify including actual AirPods in with the iPhone without significantly increasing the price.

It's worth mentioning, however, that the report only talks about true wireless earbuds in general terms, and not AirPods specifically, so it's not impossible that Apple could be considering creating a more basic version of its wireless earbuds - something like "AirPods Lite" - that could be included in the box at a much lower cost.

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