When will the new MacBooks and AirPods be released in 2021?

We already know a lot about the new MacBooks and AirPods, which are currently in development, thanks to rumors. But when exactly will they be announced? A Taiwanese news website has some good news: they are on track for a 2021 launch.

When new MacBooks and AirPods 2021?

According to the Taiwanese website Economic Daily News, Apple suppliers are rushing to increase capacity. This in preparation for the release of the new MacBooks and AirPods, which Apple wants to release in the second half of this year.

The website does not report which MacBooks and AirPods will be released, but it is most likely a newly designed MacBook Pro 2021. It is also very likely that Apple will launch the regular version of the AirPods (third generation) this year. According to another rumor, the AirPods Pro are only planned for 2022.

More specific launch date is not mentioned. The highly reliable Apple insider Mark Gurman previously predicted that the MacBook Pro models could be launched as early as this summer. Still, we think the release will take a little longer. Since this is a spectacular upgrade, we expect Apple to wait until the next event in September or October.

With the AirPods, it is unclear when exactly Apple will launch them in 2021. That may be in September. The first-generation AirPods were launched in September 2016, along with the iPhone 7 and Apple Watch Series 2. This year, the iPhone 13 and Apple Watch Series 8 are expected in September; a good time to also introduce the new AirPods.


The MacBook Pro faces the biggest upgrade in years. The design is renewed and there are more connections: the HDMI port and SD card reader return, as well as the MagSafe connector. It also has a powerful Apple Silicon chip, which Apple presumably calls the M1X.

The new AirPods will have a similar design to the current AirPods Pro. This means that they will soon have a shorter stem. However, Pro functions remain exclusive to the AirPods Pro, such as transparency mode and noise reduction.