The reason for this is pretty straightforward. Apple is going to upgrade the AirPods later this year and at this point itâ€™s best to hold off and wait for the upgraded version.
Given it has been two years since Apple first announced the AirPods and about one and half years since their release, the popular wireless earphones are poised to get an upgrade in the second half of the year, most likely during the iPhone event in September.
In fact, Apple already announced a small but useful upgrade the AirPods will be receiving. Last September, Apple revealed it was going to release a new AirPods case that would be able to wirelessly charge through its (also announced) AirPower wireless charging mat. Neither of those has been released yet, so itâ€™s only a matter of time before they become available.
Additionally, Apple could also throw in a few extra upgrades, like a waterproof design and enhanced touch controls.
I am going to buy AirPods eventually, but with an Apple event on the horizon, Iâ€™m just going to wait and see what upgrades Apple introduces. I suggest those who are thinking of buying AirPods wait it out. If you waited this long to get AirPods, whatâ€™s another month?