‘AirPods 3’ may arrive this fall along with the ‘iPhone 13’

Apple has rolled out new firmware (version 6A321) for the third-generation AirPods. 

According to Nikkei Asia, mass production of the third generation of AirPods will begin next month. If so, they updated earbuds could arrive along with the “iPhone 13″ in September or October. 

The “AirPods 3” are expected to look pretty much the same as the current version, but with a shortened stem, adjusted earbud body and an AirPods Pro-style charging case. No word on when an update to the AirPods Pro might arrive, though September/October is possible. The AirPods Pro 2 will reportedly have a round design and eliminate the short stem that currently sticks out from the bottom.

The AirPods 3 mock-up is courtesy of Mashable.

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