A new report claims that Apple may update its AirPods series in early 2021, including new versions of AirPods and AirPods Pro, as well as a potential third new HomePod model.
New reports point out that models that have already been built will be available soon. The second-generation AirPods Pro is obviously included, and the third-generation AirPods will be launched soon.
According to Bloomberg News, the new AirPods will be similar in design to the current AirPods Pro, but with a shorter headphone handle and replaceable earplugs. Although it may increase battery life, it will not include the more advanced features of the Pro series, such as noise reduction.
In addition, the updated AirPods Pro will be more compact, completely eliminate the headphone handle, and use a more sleek shape. It is said that this is similar to the headset design of Samsung, Amazon and Google, but the challenge is to press all the technology into a smaller casing.
Both new models will be powered by the new wireless chip and are believed to be assembled by Luxshare Precision and GoerTek.
Apple still plans to launch its advanced noise-cancelling headset AirPods Studio, but it is reported that there is a problem with the headband, which has delayed production from the original plan a few weeks ago. It is said that Apple still has touch panel controls on the side of the headset, but the source said that the original larger area has been scaled down for production.
The report also discussed new news about HomePod. Apple internally weighed a new HomePod, its price, performance and sound quality between the HomePod and the just released HomePod mini. It is not clear what decision Apple has made or when it will be delivered.