“AirPods” to 3 ” with SiP technology similar to AirPods Pro? | Rumor
The AirPods third-generation Apple will adopt a sreading SiP (System-in-Package) compact, similar to the AirPods Pro, according to the latest research note the analyst TF International Securities Ming-Chi Kuo.
With respect to SMT technology, the SiP-systems in general allow producers to insert more components into a smaller space. The AirPods Pro, for example, use a design SiP with a chip H1 designed by Apple that handles audio, commands, Siri, features, noise cancellation and much more.
The analyst says that the colossus of Cupertino should introduce this technology on the models of AirPods entry-level coming up in 2021, so as to allow users to take advantage of the same advanced features of the Pro on the AirPods 3. The SiP technology is a key factor to make this change of design.
Despite the new design, it is expected that shipments total AirPods will slow down in 2021, growing by 28% on an annual basis.