Rumor: new AirPods Pro, iPhone SE coming in April

As noted by MacRunors, the Japanese site Mac Otakara says Apple will release both second-generation AirPods Pro and a third-generation iPhone SE in April 2021.

Citing unnamed Chinese supplier sources, the report claims that the new AirPods Pro will come with a slightly redesigned charging case. Specifically, the report claims the case will remain 21mm thick, but will have a height of 46mm and a width of 54mm. The current AirPods Pro charging case has a height of 45.2mm and a width of 60.6mm.

The report doesn’t offer more details about either the AirPods Pro or iPhone SE. The Sellers Research Group (that’s me) thinks that the latter could replace the iPhone mini in Apple’s smartphone line-up, as the teeny smartphone is reportedly experiencing disappointing sales.