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Apple AirPods Pro 2 and iPhone SE 3 coming soon — What we know (report)

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The AirPods Pro 2 and iPhone SE 3 will be released at the same this April, according to a report from Japanese blog Macotakara.

The new AirPods Pro is expected to have a more compact design for its charging case, with a new case being 46mm tall and 54mm wide, although it will stay 21mm thick. Essentially, this will make the case slightly thinner, with the current case being 45.2mm tall and 60.6mm wide.

Back in 2020, rumors claimed Apple would release the cheaper AirPods Pro Lite in the first half of 2021. Whether these two rumors are leading to the same version of the AirPods Pro or two separate models? Only time will tell.

Apple AirPods 3 are also rumored to release in 2021, with some reported changes including shorter ear stems, silicone ear tips, and longer battery life. While they will share a similar appearance to the AirPods Pro, the AirPods 3 will not feature noise cancellation.

Macotakara also states there will be a 2021 update to the iPhone SE, although the second-generation recently launched in 2020. There were no further details on the third-generation iPhone SE’s specs or design, but seeing as Apple came out with its new A14 chips for its iPhone 12 lineup, it may share the traits.

As is the case with most reports, we advise you to take these claims with a grain of salt. We hear many rumors and leaks about Apple products and only a few end up being accurate. That's not to say this isn't, we just wouldn't get too excited just yet. 

Darragh Murphy is fascinated by all things bizarre, which usually leads to assorted coverage varying from washing machines designed for AirPods to the mischievous world of cyberattacks. Whether it's connecting Scar from The Lion King to two-factor authentication or turning his love for gadgets into a fabricated rap battle from 8 Mile, he believes there’s always a quirky spin to be made. With a Master’s degree in Magazine Journalism from The University of Sheffield, along with short stints at Kerrang! and Exposed Magazine, Darragh started his career writing about the tech industry at Time Out Dubai and ShortList Dubai, covering everything from the latest iPhone models and Huawei laptops to massive Esports events in the Middle East. Now, he can be found proudly diving into gaming, gadgets, and letting readers know the joys of docking stations for Laptop Mag.