Apple to release AirPods Pro 2 and new iPhone SE in April – Report

Apple fans always have a ton of exciting product launches to look forward to every year. For this year’s launches, we might just see the tech giant adding iPhone SE 3 and AirPods Pro 2 to the list.

A new supply chain report from the Japanese blog MacOtakara claims that Apple has second-gen AirPods Pro and a new iPhone SE ready for a release in April 2021. The report says that AirPods Pro 2 will feature a redesigned charging case, but details on the rumored iPhone SE are limited.

Apple's AirPods Pro

Apple to release AirPods Pro 2 and new iPhone SE in April – Report

As per the report, the new AirPods Pro will come in a redesigned charging case. The only thing different about the case will be the size, the case will now be 46mm high and 54mm wide. The current AirPods Pro feature a case that is 45.2mm high and 60.6mm wide.

“Chinese suppliers have told us that the AirPods Pro (2nd generation), which will be released in April 2021 at the same time as the iPhone SE (3rd generation), will have a new design for the charging case, which will remain 21mm thick, but will be 46mm high and 54mm wide, sources said.”

AirPods Pro iPhone

The report does not offer any additional details regarding AirPods Pro 2. According to previous reports from various sources, Apple’s upcoming AirPods Pro are expected to sport a new design that may remove the stems entirely from the earbuds in order to make them more compact. One report suggested that the earbuds could come in two sizes based on some potentially leaked components.

On the subject of a new iPhone SE, the report does not offer anything concrete aside from the expected release date. Several rumors in the past have suggested that Apple is planning to release a larger Plus-sized variant of iPhone SE (2020) with a 5.5-inch or 6.1-inch display. However, since Mac Otakara refers to the upcoming model as a “third-generation” iPhone SE, it is possible that Apple may be sticking with a smaller size.

iPhone SE (2020)

In any case, we should not get too excited for a larger iPhone SE successor to come anytime soon. According to TF Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the Cupertino tech giant will not launch the rumored smartphone in the first half of 2021.

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