A new rumor suggests that Apple will announce the 3rd-technology AirPods and the a short while ago rumored HiFi, or superior-fidelity Apple Tunes tier, on Tuesday, Could 18, by means of a push release on its site.


The new rumor comes from Apple YouTuber Luke Miani who shared the alleged distinctive news with the AppleTrack web-site. According to the YouTuber, Apple programs to launch the subsequent-generation ‌AirPods‌ by means of a Newsroom update and web page refresh.

Miani, who we reached out to, said that new ‌AirPods‌ could be introduced on May 18 by way of a press launch that could also involve a ‘‌Apple Music‌ HiFi’ debut

In 2019, Apple launched the all-new AirPods Pro by way of a push launch on its web-site, so while it seems plausible, the information should be taken with a grain of salt. The new ‌AirPods‌ are envisioned to feature an current design and style that is far more in-line with the design of the ‌AirPods Pro‌ but missing in “Pro” attributes these kinds of as Energetic Noise Cancellation.

The new ‌AirPods‌ will be the initial main update to the regular ‌AirPods‌ adhering to a slight refresh in 2019 which highlighted wireless charging, Hey Siri guidance, and improved battery lifestyle. Trusted Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has claimed that the new AirPods would entire mass generation in the third quarter of this year.

Along with the new third-generation ‌AirPods‌, Apple plans to announce a brand name new HiFi or higher-fidelity ‌Apple Music‌ tier, according to the new rumor. A report before this thirty day period indicated that Apple designs to start off giving Apple Music subscribers higher excellent streaming with a new subscription tier in the “coming weeks.”

According to that report, the tier will cost the identical $9.99 as the recent individual ‌Apple Music‌ package. Even now, specifics around how Apple ideas to include HiFi new music streaming into its existing tiers remain mysterious. Code within just the very first beta of the approaching iOS 14.6 update located by MacRumors suggests that HiFi ‌Apple Music‌ streaming could be constrained to only appropriate hardware.

Though the supply for the HiFi ‌Apple Music‌ report pinned a launch of the new tier and ‌AirPods‌ as staying only a several months absent, it may possibly have been referring to a launch at WWDC. Apple will maintain its yearly Around the world Builders Convention beginning on June 7 where by it is envisioned to announce brand name new updates to iOS, iPadOS, macOS, watchOS, and tvOS. Even with WWDC becoming software-centered, components announcements at the event are definitely achievable.