Apple cuts key features from AirPods Studio and delays them to December

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Airpods Studio Render (Image credit: Jon Prosser)

What you need to know

  • Jon Prosser is out with some new leaks about Apple's rumored AirPods Studio.
  • According to Prosser, Apple has hit production problems with the headphones.
  • This has caused the features to change and the release date pushed back until at least December.

According to Apple leaker Jon Prosser, Apple has hit some major issues in the production of its rumored AirPods Studio headphones. This has caused Apple to drop key features they planned for the headphones as well as push back their release date until at least December.

"Major hiccup in AirPods Studio production 😬. A few key features have now been cut. Seems they still need to work some things out before we have final units. Looking like they won't be ready to ship until December AT BEST."

Prosser goes on to say that, with the newfound issues Apple is facing with AirPods Studio, the headphones may get pushed as far out as 2021, with an announcement at its commonly known March event.

"Technically, this means that (if everything goes smoothly and no further issues arise) they could still announce in November and ship in December. But it's also just as likely that B515 (AirPods Studio) don't see release until March 2021. I'll do my best to keep you updated."

Apple's AirPods Studio headphones have been long rumored and are expected to feature interchangable earcups, automatic left and right ear switching, and premium materials.

Joe Wituschek

Joe Wituschek is a Contributor at iMore. With over ten years in the technology industry, one of them being at Apple, Joe now covers the company for the website. In addition to covering breaking news, Joe also writes editorials and reviews for a range of products. He fell in love with Apple products when he got an iPod nano for Christmas almost twenty years ago. Despite being considered a "heavy" user, he has always preferred the consumer-focused products like the MacBook Air, iPad mini, and iPhone 13 mini. He will fight to the death to keep a mini iPhone in the lineup. In his free time, Joe enjoys video games, movies, photography, running, and basically everything outdoors.