It looks as if the launch of Apple’s much-rumored “AirPods Studio” over-ear-headphones may be growing near. A new report from DigiTimes indicates that production on the new headphones is already underway.
As Apple is likely to accelerate dropping its wired earphones, the vendor will resume normal shipments for AirPods 2 in the second half of the year and its new over-ear headphones, dubbed AirPods Studio, has also kicked off production, all securing growth momentum for rigid-flex boards suppliers for the devices, including Unitech Printed Circuit Board and Compeq Manufacturing, the sources said.
Previous rumors have suggested a summer or fall launch timeframe for the new headphones, with a report from earlier this week indicating Vietnamese suppliers will begin shipments to Apple in June or July.
The DigiTimes mention is part of a larger article covering circuit board suppliers for the whole AirPods lineup and doesn’t mention any additional details on the AirPods Studio.
The alleged timeframe indicates the new headphones could debut during Apple’s virtual Worldwide Developers Conference which kicks off one month from now. But, only time will tell.