Most of the features we mentioned were originally slated for a so-called AirPods 2 release this year. But Apple has already released an incremental update to AirPods, which many are calling “AirPods 2.” Because of that, a release date for AirPods 3 is less clear.
Originally, AirPods 3 were slated for a release earlier this year. But Bloomberg has since indicated that they could launch in 2020. It’s worth noting that other reports, including a recent investors’ note penned by analyst Daniel Ives, suggest that AirPods 3 could see a release this year in time for the busy holiday shopping season.