When Apple decided to enter the audio game for real - and no, their otherwise amazing free iPhone earbuds don't count - they came out with two very controversial products. Their bellyflop into the truly wireless earbud gave us one of the most bizarre takes on the market in the form of the AirPods and their too little too late HomePod sounded great but missed the timing of its successful counterparts.
But now the rat race is over. Everyone has their product on the market and it's time to start producing performance. Apple has always been a "release it when it's ready" kind of company which is why their products usually sell so well, with or without their rabid fanbase absent-mindedly buying their products for the brand.
The latest venture, according to those close to the matter, is unveiling higher-end, performance-based AirPods later this year. Aesthetically, they will look familiar to their lesser version but should include noise-cancellation and water resistance. They will probably push far past the $159 price tag of current AirPods as well. The same sources also say biometric sensors and new chipsets should certainly set the bar high.