Apple could launch its first iPads with Mini-LED display as well as the Air Pods 3 true wireless earphones in the first half of 2021.
According to the latest investigation note by highly-regarded forecaster Ming-Chi Kuo of TFI Securities. The research note to investors focuses on Taiwan-based OEM Career Technology, which Kuo proposes will be a key supply chain partner of Apple for the upcoming product cycle.
The new iPads and Air Pods 3 are expected to go into mass production in early 2021, and could be launched in the first half of the year itself.
According to a report, Kuo states that Career Equipment will receive orders for certain mechanisms related to the manufacture of a Mini-LED iPad that will go into mass production in the first half of 2021.
This means that the launch of the new iPad could be in the first half of 2021 itself a March or April launch would not be difficult to imagine.
The report further states that Kuo also expects the Apple Air Pods 3 to launch in the first half of 2021. The new true wireless earphones will have a different design to the Apple Air Pods 2, with interchangeable ear tips and a shorter stem, just like on the Air Pods Pro.
However, the key differentiating factor here will be the lack of premium features such as active noise cancellation, which will maintain the Air Pods Pro as the flagship product in Apple’s true wireless audio range.