Apple AirPods 3 should have come out by now but somehow fans are still waiting for the wireless earbuds. There have been multiple reports claiming that Apple was planning to launch the AirPods 3 in early 2021, but it seems those plans have been delayed. Although, credible sources are saying that the entry-level AirPods 3 are ready for the launch and they will come out soon.
AirPods 3 Release Date Delay Explained
AirPods 3 were earlier rumored to be launch in early 2021 as one of the first products that Apple will launch this year. But the Apple spring launch event went without any earbuds announcement and fans were disappointed. Although, it doesn’t mean that AirPods 3 are not coming out this year, as Bloomberg reports are saying that Apple is ready to launch the third generation of AirPods.
While the rumors of AirPods 3 having a May 18 release date proved to be false, leaker Jon Prosser says that the wireless earbuds are packed in boxes and ready for shipment. AirPods 3 will have a similar design to the 2019 AirPods, with a shorter stem and an in-ear form factor. The reports also add that AirPods 3 will be launched with a new case that adjusts with the design changes.
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AirPods Pro 2 will also be Delayed
AirPods Pro 2 were earlier set to launch in late 2021 but that has also been delayed now and it will now come out next year. Apple is currently testing a new pair of AirPods Pro that will have a smaller form factor without any stem. But that could also be related to the Beats Studio Buds that will be launched in June.