Report: AirPods 3, iPhone 13 5G line to undergo mass production starting next month

Report: AirPods 3, iPhone 13 5G line to undergo mass production starting next month

Don’t forget about the AirPods Pro which is pricier than the first and second-generation AirPods and offers Active Noise Cancellation. If you need to hear ambient noise like automobile traffic in a crowded city street, Transparency mode will do the job. You don’t want to put your life at risk when you’re walking through a crosswalk in Manhattan unable to hear a car aiming right at you because of Active Noise Cancellation (ANC).
On the other hand, if your Spidey Sense is warning you that a speeding auto is about to make you flat as a pancake on a Manhattan street, enabling the Transparency mode will allow you to hear some noises in the background such as a revving auto owner. According to Nikkei Asia, the AirPods 3 could be released later this year with the first AirPods Pro sequel to hit the market next year.

The report also states that mass production of the iPhone 13 series and the AirPods 3 could start next month. Nikei expects Apple to build as many as 95 million new iPhone 13 models from the start of production next month through the end of January. For all of 2021, Nikkei predicts that Apple will build as many as 230 million iPhones including older, existing models and new units. That works out to an 11% hike in overall iPhone production for Apple this year.

Haitong International Securities analyst Jeff Pu told Nikkei Asia that 231 million iPhone units could be shipped by Apple this year rising 3.9% to 240 million handsets next year. Pu said, “We don’t see revolutionary changes for Apple’s iPhones next year. But with more models and better product planning, and specifications for next year, we do expect Apple’s iPhone shipment could at least be in line with the global smartphone phone market recovery.”

One person claiming to have knowledge of Apple’s iPhone plans for 2022 said, “It is pretty much decided that there won’t be a Mini next year, and there will be a relatively cost-effective version of the largest iPhone Pro Max instead. However, the designs for the detailed specifications for the four new models next year are not yet locked in.” If thingg so as planned, we could see the iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Max, iPhone 14 Pro and the iPhone 14 Pro Max.

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