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Apple Plans Smaller AirPods Pro, Revamped Entry-Level Model

  • New AirPods earbuds planned to be announced as early as 2021
  • Hit accessory sees new competition from Amazon, Google, others
AirPods have become one of Apple’s biggest hits in recent years.
AirPods have become one of Apple’s biggest hits in recent years.Photographer: SOPA Images/Getty Images
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Apple Inc. is planning updates to its AirPods earbuds next year, seeking to capitalize on the success of a product that has become an important source of growth.

The Cupertino, California-based technology giant is working on two new models: third-generation entry-level AirPods and the second version of the AirPods Pro earbuds, according to people familiar with the plans.