What you need to know
- A new report says next-generation AirPods will launch in Q3 of 2021.
- It isn't the first to suggest AirPods might come in the second half of this year.
- That's despite multiple reports they were supposed to be coming much sooner.
A new report reiterates Apple's next-generation AirPods 3 will not be released until the second half of the year.
This is the second recent report regarding Apple's new AirPods and a later-than-expected release time. From March 15:
Multiple reports had previously stated Apple would replace AirPods 2 much earlier than this. Just days before the above, a super-reliable leaker by the name of Kang said Apple's new AirPods were ready to ship. In November, the aforementioned Ming-Chi Kuo said that they would be released in the first half of 2021, echoing a Bloomberg report from Mark Gurman again saying the first half of 2021 was a possibility. We were previously told that AirPods were ready to ship by Jon Prosser, who said they would debut at a March Apple event, which is now expected to take place in April instead.
Stephen Warwick has written about Apple for five years at iMore and previously elsewhere. He covers all of iMore's latest breaking news regarding all of Apple's products and services, both hardware and software. Stephen has interviewed industry experts in a range of fields including finance, litigation, security, and more. He also specializes in curating and reviewing audio hardware and has experience beyond journalism in sound engineering, production, and design.
Before becoming a writer Stephen studied Ancient History at University and also worked at Apple for more than two years. Stephen is also a host on the iMore show, a weekly podcast recorded live that discusses the latest in breaking Apple news, as well as featuring fun trivia about all things Apple. Follow him on Twitter @stephenwarwick9
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