According to a report back in October, Apple’s regular second-generation AirPods successor has the same in-ear design as the more premium AirPods Pro, despite the lack of signature active noise cancellation. Now, Korean high-tech news media Elek Supports these claims and suggests that the next AirPods will be released in the first half of 2021.
Based on industry insider knowledge, the 3rd generation AirPods have the same design as today’s AirPods Pro, with Apple’s H1 chip in the core and housed in a new system package (SiP) enclosure. According to new rumors, the new AirPods will be about $ 200, 20% cheaper than the current AirPods Pro’s $ 249 asking price at launch.
Quality testing of the new AirPods SiP area is reported to begin by the end of this year and production will begin in early 2021. Rumors in the past have also suggested that the next iteration of the AirPods Pro will include a more rounded stemless makeover. Compact form factor.