My prognostication skills are as good as the palm reader in downtown San Diego. How do I know? Alright, I was young, dating a guy and worried about his ability to commit. The palm reader said he was a must to avoid. We’re married now and have four or five girls. I’m a math major but not sure of the count. Constant neighborhood sleepovers will do that.
Anyway, I like to prognosticate on the future as much as anyone, and my skills at predicting the future are well known among friends, family, co-workers, and neighbors. If we’re on a trip and lost, my husband simply asks which way we should go, and he goes in the opposite direction. That tried and true method is more accurate than Apple Maps.
OK, so what will Apple’s next earbuds look like?
You know. Not AirPods Pro. The earbuds included with each new iPhone. One of three things crossed my mind before I decided what I
wanted expected predicted Apple to do.
First up, nothing. No change. Cheap earbuds have one thing going for them. They’re cheap. Wireless earbuds are not for everyone. Especially considering the price tag. So, no change means a new set of cheap wired earbuds with each new iPhone.
Secondly, nothing. No earbuds at all. Buy your own. Buy them from Apple and pay more, but iPhones that ship without earbuds could be what Apple is aiming for. The company could drop the price of AirPods to, say, $79, and people would lap them up. Hey, we spend $40 on a rubbery iPhone case that costs $25-cents to make, so we’re gullible.
Third, Apple could say goodbye to the wired earbuds craze it started for iPhone customers back in the day, and introduce a new pair of wireless AirPods– just for new iPhone customers. ‘Hey, Siri…’ built-in would be a plus.
That’s my prediction for next year. Free wireless earbuds– AirPods Lite– free with every iPhone 12 Pro model. iPhone 12 will still come with wired earbuds. Make sure to mark my prediction on your Calendar for next year so you’ll know just how prescient the old woman who lives in a shoe can be.