Apple might have released a new pair of AirPods in March, but the trendsetting tech firm is already hard at work crafting the next generation of its trademark wireless earphones. Apple's recently launched AirPods include an optional wireless charging case and the company's new H1 chip, which enables hands-free Siri access and better performance. But while these new AirPods bring welcome updates, they represent no major departure from Apple's first-generation model. And now reports indicate that Apple may be planning more significant upgrades soon. See below for everything we know about Apple's next AirPods so far, based on the latest rumours and reports. Are Klipsch T5 True Wireless earbuds better than Powerbeats Pro? Expect a late 2019 or early 2020 launch It sounds like the next gen AirPods could be ready as soon as late 2019 or early 2020. Apple plans to launch a new pair of AirPods “by next year” according to Bloomberg, which suggests that the new wireless headphones could debut at the end of 2019. Meanwhile, TFI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo says new AirPods could be on shelves sometime between the fourth quarter of 2019 and the first quarter of 2020, according to 9to5Mac . Apple is said to be working on not one but two new AirPods models, according to 9to5Mac . One of these new models will feature an all-new design, Kuo also said, although he did not elaborate on what that would entail. The other model would be an update to the current version. Here are the most luxurious Apple Airpods in existence If this report is accurate, it would mark the AirPods' first major redesign since Apple launched the product in 2016. Noise cancellation Apple’s next generation of AirPods will include noise cancellation, according to Bloomberg , a feature that rivals like Sony already offer. The latest news from Bloomberg follows an earlier report from the outlet last year that Apple was planning to add noise cancellation to a future version of its AirPods. Water resistance is yet another feature that Apple is planning to bring to its next-generation AirPods, reports Bloomberg . Like noise cancellation, this is another feature initially teased by Bloomberg last year. The older report specifies that these water-resistant AirPods would be designed to withstand rain and perspiration, but wouldn’t be swim-proof. Are the Powerbeats Pro better than the Apple AirPods? Black colour option Widespread disappointment erupted earlier this year when rumours the first black AirPods would be unveiled proved to be false. However, hopes remain for those looking for a change of hue. There are now renewed rumours Apple could release a black colour option for its new AirPods – which would mark the company’s first move away from the single white colour it currently offers – according to reports in the Chinese outlet Economic Daily. Higher price The redesigned AirPods that Apple is reportedly working on will be more expensive than the current model, according to Kuo and Bloomberg . That means the next version of AirPods is likely to cost more than US$159. Want more stories like this? Sign up here . Follow STYLE on Facebook , Instagram , YouTube and Twitter. This article originally appeared on Business Insider . South China Morning Post Publishers Limited ("SCMP") may partner with affiliates or other partners for advertising programs where SCMP will earn fees/commission when users make purchases by linking to such sites. Such links do not influence editorial content in any way.