New 2021 AirPods and AirPods Pro to be manufactured in Vietnam

A redesigned version of the AirPods is now expected to mount in Vietnam and launch in the first half of 2021, with New AirPods Pro in the second half.

After a preliminary test of manufacturing current AirPods with Vietnam’s GoerTek company, the local supply chain reports that more companies are awaiting orders from Apple. The companies are believed to be assemblers who can be hired by GoerTek.

According to DigitimesThe new orders should include those for the next unreleased generations of AirPods and AirPods Pro. Anonymous sources within the Vietnamese supply chain say a new third-generation AirPods model will be launched in the first half of 2021.

The same sources say that the next generation of AirPods Pro will follow in the second half of the year.

Apple’s use of Vietnam companies occurs when all of the tech companies are working to reduce their dependence on Chinese companies. It can also help avoid or reduce US tariffs on Chinese imports.

Before the GoerTek trial began in July 2019, factories in Vietnam already had experience assembling Apple’s oldest EarPods. However, the trial was the first time that a company outside of China had assembled the AirPods.

Digitimes It has a bad reputation for predicting Apple products, but a far superior one for sources within the supply chain. This current report coincides with previous ones on a third-generation AirPods coming in 2021, but the new AirPods Pro have been previously predicted for 2022.