Some AirPods Studio units will probably still be manufactured in China
However, some proportion of the AirPods Studio will still likely be manufactured in China. The order split between the countries is not known yet. However, logic dictates that China will be getting the bulk of the orders in the beginning.
Apple is reportedly already in touch with contract manufacturers Goertek and Luxshare regarding the production of the AirPods Studio in Vietnam. Sources also say that Apple wants to gain more local manufacturing knowledge and this further indicates that it wants to get to know the domestic scene better for expanding production further. The iPhone maker is particularly interested in knowing more about manufacturing research, assembly, prototyping, and development.
The AirPods Studio headphones would mark Apple’s foray in the over-ear headphones category. Its subsidiary Beats is already a known player in the market though.