The Oticon OPN came out in 2016, followed by the OPN S in 2019, followed by the More in 2021. If you observe this pattern, it seems likely that within a 3 year time frame, there would be an incremental platform improvement for the More, like the Velox platform for the OPN became the Velox S platform for the OPN S. So maybe in 2024 there will be a Polaris S platform for the More S or something like that.
The More is a major leap from the OPN and OPN S, and it’s hard to see how Oticon can top themselves with something better than the More so soon. So I’m just guessing here that in 2024, Oticon may release an incremental improvement release like a More S on a Polaris S platform. I’m guessing that the More S on Polaris S is still going to be a neural network based AI design, albeit now even better trained with more data sets because Oticon has had more time to collect more data for its AI after 2-3 years out in the market.
I really don’t know what the next major breakthrough for the HA industry would be after AI. It seems like almost all the major HA mfgs have already started to get caught up to offer an AI solution in one form or another. But the AI in the Oticon More uses pre-trained data. Maybe the next step would be to use an AI that can collect each user’s personal data (exposure to their own environments) to “self train” on-the-fly next.
If I were you (on the OPN), I would not wait for something after the More, because you’ve already been able to skip the OPN S generation. However, if your OPNs are still working for you, I would wait until 2024 to see if Oticon would have something newer than the More. But I would expect only an incremental improvement (like going from the OPN to the OPN S) and not a new breakthrough beyond AI.