Bloomberg's Mark Gurman claims that the third generation Apple AirPods will be released this autumn alongside the new iPhone 13.
Gurman made the prediction in the subscriber edition of the 1 August Power On newsletter, writing: "Look for Apple to debut its new low-end AirPods this fall, around the same time as the next iPhones."
We consider Gurman's latest speculation to be realistic, since Apple is expected to start mass production of the new earbuds as early as August. Therefore an introduction in autumn is quite plausible.
For more information about the new AirPods read: Everything we know about Apple's new AirPods.