With the iPhone 12 rumors piling up, news about the new AirPods was in the dark until today. The third-generation AirPods are yet again rumored to launch in the first half of 2021.
According to Digitimes, an upcoming report reads that Inventec, one of Apple’s supply chain partners, will grab as less as 20% of the orders for assembly of the new model.
Inventec will still be among the assemblers of Apple’s next-generation AirPods slated for release in the first half of 2021, but may account for 20% or less of the total orders demanded, according to industry sources.
Other notable sources, including Ming-Chi Kuo, have also mentioned the release of a new pair of AirPods in the coming year. He also suggests that it will carry a similar design to that of the AirPods Pro but with lesser features in order to bring down the cost.
Apple has only launched 3 models of the AirPods since its launch in 2016. The first generation has been totally scrapped off and replaced by the Second-Gen which brought the hands-free Siri compatibility and the option to get a wireless charging case. The AirPods Pro shipped with a lot of extensive features such as the Active Noise Cancellation, Transparency Mode, Ear Tip Fit Test, and more.
Until now, there has been no news about the features that would come with the third-gen of the AirPods. Few rumors claim that it would be packing a different set of sensors than what we have in the current versions. We will update you as soon as we get to know more about it.