Apple AirPods 3 has entered production and the units have also started to ship from suppliers to Apple, says a new report. It adds that the initial production of the rumoured true wireless stereo (TWS) earphones from Apple has been low and could be the reason why we didn’t see them along with the iPhone 13 series at Apple’s California Streaming event on September 14. It is reported that Apple may launch the second-generation AirPods Pro along with AirPods 3 at a launch event next month.
DigiTimes reports that AirPods 3 TWS earphones have entered production. As mentioned, the report also states the Apple has started receiving the units that have been produced and these may come to market soon. The remoured AirPods (3rd generation) are said to come with a new chipset and support Apple Music Lossless Audio. The report also speculates a gain in battery life over AirPods (2nd generation).
Apple has received enough units of the AirPods 3 and it may launch the TWS earphones later this year, says the report. It adds that these may be launched during an event in October along with the second generation of the AirPods Pro. The launch event next month is also said to unveil new M1X chipset-powered Mac devices.
The third generation AirPods could include a charging case that has a 20 percent larger battery compared to the second generation AirPods, and with wireless charging as a standard feature. Individual batteries inside each AirPods are expected to be about the same.
A site revealed about the headphones and earbuds, believes the AirPods 3 will feature the same pressure relieving system that’s used in the AirPods Pro. The system is meant to equalize pressure within the ear to mitigate discomfort from using the AirPods for a long period of time. The AirPods 3 may also have the same touch controls as the AirPods Pro rather than the single and double-tap gestures available on current AirPods models.
The AirPods 3 are expected to launch in the fall, likely alongside new iPhones. Mass production on the new AirPods began in the third quarter in the preparation for the late 2021 launch. Early in the year, rumors suggested the AirPods 3 might kaunch in the first ahlf of the year, but that did not end up happening.