Everything’s still in the rumor stage, but the industry is circling in on Q4 2021 for AirPods 3, and possibly 2022 for AirPods Pro 2. Other rumors placed the Pro 2 release in April of this year, but that event came and went without an announcement. A similar dead-end rumor assumed May 18 would be the AirPods 3 announcement.
Ming-Chi Kuo, a respected and more-often-than-not on-target Apple analyst, says the third-generation AirPods have likely already entered mass-production.
We think the third-gen version will appear in October 2021 since they didn’t arrive with the iPhone 13 launch in September 2021. The Pro version might be revealed at the same event, if not in early 2022.