The price increase is not surprising.
In the spring of 2019 Apple needs to release a new model of their wireless headphones AirPods. AirPods 2 (or AirPods S) will receive a number of improvements, therefore their price will increase. This was reported by the sources MySmartPrice.
2 AirPods will have improved sound, new cover case with a matte effect, white and black colors and the price of $199, said the sources. For comparison, the original AirPods are sold at a price of $149.
If this information is confirmed, then the price of 2 AirPods will increase markedly. Currently, the AirPods are sold in Russia according to the official price 13 719 rubles. If Apple will raise the price of AirPods 2 to $199, the price of headphones in Russia will amount to about 18 thousand roubles (including all taxes).
It is important to note that the information MySmartPrice can be false because the resource has a mixed track record of leaks. On the other hand, informed of the probable increase in the price of AirPods 2 predicted by insiders.
It is expected that the new model AirPods will be presented at the March presentation of Apple.