What first came geeky quickly became trendy.
Apple's AirPods is the company's most popular accessory ever, according to TF International Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, and a new model is expected in 2019. Kuo, who has a good track record to accurately predict Apple product launches, said in December that Apple will launch a new version that includes wireless charging and is smaller than the current model. In June, Bloomberg said they also support noise cancellation, will be water repellent and will work farther away from an iPhone. AirPods has the potential to be a better training track than Apple Watch, although there is no indication Apple will add healthcare features yet.
Apple is also expected to announce new headphones over the ear that are similar to those already selling through the Beats line, although the new ones are "getting higher", says Bloomberg, noting that Apple is also planning to release a new version of its HomePod smart speaker.