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AirPods 3 Release Date Could Be Announced Later This Year

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AirPods 3 Release Date

Apple is perhaps the single most recognized name in terms of mobile communication technology. The company that brought us the iPhone has created several lines of mobile devices that will be celebrated as some of the most innovative technology for generations to come. The AirPods wireless earbuds are just one of those devices. Now, the AirPods 3 release date announcement is expected to occur sometime later this year, and fans are eager to get their hands on the 3rd generation devices.

Evolution of the Earbud

More than 50 years ago Ray Bradbury described an electronic device in Fahrenheit 451 that has become one the most popular mobile accessories ever developed. He said it would fit inside the ear and deliver an “ocean of sound” to the user. While that description may have sounded like something from a science fiction flick 50 years ago, it is part of our every day life in 2019. The AirPods 3 release date will reveal one more generation of the earbud, a device millions of people rely on to get their daily dose of music, talk, and ambient noise.

The first in ear listening device was the stethoscope, which had ivory tips that were inserted into the ear of the doctor performing an examination. These began to be used around 1850, and from that use came many more ideas over the next 150 years. Edison used headphones attached to his phonograph, which greatly resembled those of the stethoscope. Some inventors even attempted to place a similar device on the telephone to make it easier to hear the person on the other end of the line. Hearing aids have been around for several decades, and many were made to slip into the ear canal, in order to make them less visible. However, Apple hit the earbud market in a big way when it launched the iPod in 2001, along with in ear headphones to listen to the MP3 player. Now, wireless technology has led us through 2 generations of wireless earbuds, with the AirPods 3 release date looming in the near future.

Apple Market Demand

Apple has taken a hit in the global market, thanks to the trade war with China. However, according to 9to5Mac, it may not be as big a hit as some analysts are claiming. Citing a report from Wedbush, the site says that iPhone demand is actually quite stable in the global market, in spite of the tariffs imposed by both sides of the trade war. The report says that the Chinese market is “tough to navigate,” but also points out that recent price cuts by Apple have helped keep demand for their products high in the country. With the iPhone 11 coming this fall and the AirPods 3 release date expected to be announced in the next few months, the company is bringing its A game to the table for all of its new devices. If market share in China begins to slide, companies like Huawei stand to make big profits and gains in the global market.