Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo claims that Apple will start the production process of the third-gen. AirPods in Q3, 2021. If true, it would mean that all the rumors of Apple launching the AirPods 3 later this month are likely false.
Rumors have long indicated that Apple would be launching new AirPods in the first half of 2021. However, if the company has no plans to produce the new AirPods 3 until the third quarter of 2021, there’s no chance the wireless earbuds would be announced in March.
Kuo has a very reliable track record when it comes to Apple’s claims and it is unlikely that he is wrong with his prediction here. So, if you were hoping that Apple would release new AirPods later this month, prepare to be disappointed.