DJI Mavic 3 delayed ‘until Trump is gone’ says source inside DJI

The DJI Mavic 3 will be delayed ‘until Trump is gone' says a source inside DJI. This is the information we have received today from one of the sources that we've worked with for a long time. Furthermore, this breaking news comes from very high within the Chinese DJI organization.

Update: see the official response from DJI below.

DJI Mavic 3 delayed ‘until Trump is gone'

Everybody, including me, was expecting the new to be released sometime this summer. However, based on the information we have received from very high up within the Chinese DJI organization, that no longer seems to the case.

We have been told that the DJI Mavic 3 will be delayed ‘until Trump is gone.' This means after he would have left the in January 2021, assuming that he loses the election. If Trump wins the election, who knows…

The unexpected decision to delay the launch of the DJI Mavic 3 was made last weekend after President Trump announced that he would ban the popular app TikTok. Mr. Trump later adjusted this to he will ban TikTok as of September 15th, if Microsoft or some other American company hasn't bought the Chinese app by then.

These words from our President have had a significant effect on DJI. The Chinese drone maker does not want to create any more waves, or even demand for its products, because DJI is afraid of any potential restrictions or bans President Trump may impose. Of course, recent about issues with the DJI Go 4 and DJI Pilot app do not help this situation.

Besides the new DJI Mavic 3 drone being delayed, the only products we will likely see to be released any time soon are a new version of the -SC in late September or the first week of October, and the Mobile 4. More on this in a later post.

As far as the DJI Mavic 3 is concerned, the drone is pretty much finalized and is currently undergoing final testing. This indicates that a release in 2020 would have been possible if it wasn't for all the political upheaval and the ever-deteriorating relations between the and .

DJI's response

Here's the official response from DJI:

“There have been no plans to launch such a product this summer, and we do most certainly not schedule or reschedule product releases according to political events, in the US or elsewhere in the world.”

DroneXL's take on the official DJI response

🤔 I'm not sure if I buy this. If you run an international company, like DJI, it would seem naive, not to try and navigate trade wars, tariffs, currencies fluctuations, and political events such as the upcoming election in the U.S. Let us know what you think about the DJI Mavic 3 being delayed in the comments below.

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  1. 4 more years then…plenty of other drone manufacturers out there. If anyone thinks Biden is anywhere remotely capable of running the USA, they need to move to a socialist country and away from capitalism. Democrats and socialist are trying to destroy our great country. If you don’t like it here, leave. You have the freedom to do that now. You won’t have any freedoms voting for him.

    For those that don’t like Trump…. don’t vote out of anger….vote for what is best for our country!

  2. Not quite “John”. People will likely vote against the guy who allowed the US to have the most COVID deaths and infections, the guy who believes Putin over his own intelligence agencies, and the guy who can’t understand basic concepts and suggests people inject disinfectant. The guy who increased the Swamp and is presiding over the worst economy since the Great Depression and the guy who literally can’t pronounce “Yosemite”. The guy who thinks a tariff war is smart and also thinks it’s a good idea to try and remove 40 million people from health insurance during the middle of a pandemic that he made worse. Yeah – that clown. You’re braindead if you think he’s going to be re-elected….Nevermind..

  3. Don’t you think that’s very telling about the suspicions we had on Chinese based companies? Trump is the only president willing to do something about it? Biden will not hold China accountable. If DJI was honest they would really not be concerned about restrictions. China has proven themselves time and time again how dishonest they are.

  4. I agree, Hubson is making great drones now, the Zino 2 pro and others are great. DJI you are not the only maker.

  5. U are out of you mind. Trump is the biggest sack of shit this country has ever encountered. He knows nothing he does nothing his default position is lying about whatever is in front of him. If u think he is capable then clearly you are a racist shit stain like all of his supporters. Fk you.

  6. I love drones and love DJI as a company but if you involve politics and criticize our president for protecting our innovations and manufacturing then you can go f yourself. Not all Chinses products is like DJI’s, 99% is dangerous junk.

  7. This probably isn’t true. DJI is a major corporation and making a decision like that would be absurdly unprofessional in their part. But if it is true, then it is very simple. Trump is gonna win. DJI is gonna be all butthurt. And since people aren’t gonna be buying anymore of their drones because they are waiting for an update (which is happening already), DJI will be forced to release it. And they will eat their words. But at the end of the day, this “information from a source inside DJI” is all BS from a blue haired person that sits at home all day mad at the world.

  8. Not actually Joseph, I see your one who gets there information from CNN. According to CDC 6% of the actually recorded deaths were do to covid19. Your about to see the biggest landslide in U.S history. Its the America 🇺🇸 people vs the left and swamp. Trump 2020!

  9. Real Mature… Look, another Triggered Millennial. Are you going to stomp your feet and start screaming from the top of your lungs because mommy wouldn’t buy the toy you wanted… lol you people are pathetic. You wouldn’t have a happy productive life no matter who the president is.

  10. You’re really confused on facts… full of false. It’s easy to see the the many positive changes Trump’s Administration has accomplished… Internationally and US. If you’re not able to then not worth the energy to argue… futile effort. Exercise your vote, and keep in mind 50% didn’t like Obama, could easily factually show the massive failures… but again, not worth the energy… Trump corrected many.

  11. “DJI Mavic 3 delayed ‘until Trump is gone” – They want Biden’s Son …. and the Dopes that worship Biden, Pelosi and Schumer.

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