Third-Gen AirPods Starting in First Half of 2021, Design Unchanged But New Internals [Updated]


As per the new report by Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo in a note to investors on 24 April 2020, Apple is working on 3rd-generation AirPods which will go into mass production during the first half of 2021.

As per the report, the 3rd generation ‌AirPods‌ will adopt the System-in-Package used for the earlier version of AirPods Pro, replacing the rigid-flex PCB+SMT design of the 2nd-generation ‌AirPods‌. the report says that the 3rd generation Airpod will only have the internal updates and this will be the biggest change in the device and it will not include any design changes also will continue to look like 2nd-generation ‌AirPods‌.

The third-generation ‌AirPods‌ will go to mass production in the first half of 2021, and the biggest change is the introduction of SiP to change the rigid-flex PCB+SMT design of 2nd-generation ‌AirPods‌. and the iOSGuru team believes that Apple will pull in this new model because of the reduced demand for 2nd generation ‌AirPods‌.

Although the new prediction is somewhat confusing because there were earlier rumors of an ‌AirPods‌ update coming in 2020, while the report also suggests that no new ‌AirPods‌ are coming until 2021. Also the Leaker Jon Prosser,  recently said that third-generation ‌AirPods‌ will be launching anytime.

There were also rumors that Apple is working on the new ‌AirPods Pro‌ without Noise Cancellation at a lower price point, but the new report does not mention these earbuds. However, the new report also says that it is expecting a new ‌AirPods‌ model in the second half of 2020, but that this is more likely to be a new product from Beats rather than the new ‌AirPods‌, so it’might be true that all of the “‌AirPods Pro-Lite” rumors are pointing to the new headphones in the Beats lineup.

The ‌new AirPods Pro‌ will go into mass production until the first quarter of 2022 from the fourth quarter of 2021, which means there is no ‌AirPods Pro‌ refresh in 2020. Although We can expect Apple’s headphones in 2020 meanwhile as per the report, it will enter mass production in mid-2020.


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