Apple will release the third-generation AirPods and the new HiFi version of Apple Music on Tuesday, May 18 through a press release on its official website. The new revelation comes from Apple YouTube blogger Luke Miani, who shared the news exclusively on the AppleTrack website.
In 2019 Apple released a new AirPods Pro through a press release on its website, so this rumor has a certain degree of credibility. The new AirPods 3 is expected to adopt a new design, which is more consistent with the design of AirPods Pro, but lacks “Pro” features such as active noise reduction.
The new AirPods will be the first major update to the standard version of AirPods after a minor update in 2019. Previously, Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said that the new AirPods will be mass-produced in the third quarter of this year.
According to new rumors, while launching the new third-generation AirPods, Apple plans to release a new HiFi version of Apple Music. A report earlier this month stated that Apple plans to provide Apple Music users with a higher-quality streaming service, the HiFi version of Apple Music, in the “coming weeks.”
According to the report, the cost of the HiFi version of Apple Music will be the same as the current personal Apple Music package of $9.99. However, the specific details of how Apple plans to include the HiFi version of Apple Music into its existing subscription levels are still unknown.
MacRumors discovered that the code in the first beta version of the upcoming iOS 14.6 update indicates that the HiFi version of Apple Music may only support compatible hardware.
Apple will hold the 2021 Global Developers Conference on June 7 and is expected to release new versions of iOS, iPadOS, macOS, watchOS, and tvOS. Although WWDC focuses on software, it is also possible to release hardware products at this conference.