Apple Launches New AirPods With Longer Talk Time, Wireless Charging

AirPods seem to have overcome any early skepticism. According to a report earlier this month by Counterpoint Research, Apple sold about 35 million pairs in 2018, accounting for almost three-fourths of the market for wireless earphones. Apple doesn’t break out revenue for the device. The original AirPods faced significant supply shortages for months after their initial launch but Apple seems to be correcting that this time around. As of Wednesday, it’s quoting ship dates for the end of March, suggesting a better supply and demand balance for the new model.

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