It looks like the AirPods 3 will actually hit the market soon, and according to leaks, they will debut at an event on March 23rd. A few weeks ago, the first alleged images and renderings of the AirPods 3 appeared online and earlier today. More high-resolution renderings appeared on the internet. Now, two real-life images that supposedly show the AirPods 3 have been shared on Twitter (via @LeaksApplePro) and the design looks familiar from what we saw recently.
– LeaksApplePro (@LeaksApplePro) March 10, 2021
Just as the leaks had previously predicted, the design was from AirPods 3 is heavily inspired by the AirPods Pro, right down to the short vapor and the black stripe in the main area of the earpiece. The approach seems to be half-in-the-ear this time around, and it looks like users have a choice of wearing them with or without silicone earbuds. Overall, it’s a huge departure from the design of the current AirPods, which have no earbuds and aren’t the most comfortable true wireless earbuds out there.
AirPods 3 may offer spatial audio but not ANC or transparency mode
The AirPods 3’s live leaked image also shows the pressure sensitive touch input area and pressure relief port on top. More important, Leaks suggest the AirPods 3 support Spatial Audio, a feature currently only available for AirPods Pro and AirPods Max. In case you aren’t aware, Spatial Audio uses head tracking to provide an even more immersive listening experience, similar to a 360-degree surround sound experience.
But to keep the price in check – that is It will reportedly be around $ 150 – The AirPods 3 will miss the active noise cancellation support as well as the transparency mode – both made their debut with the AirPods Pro. Additionally, the case that comes with the upcoming earbuds is said to support wireless charging, but other details like battery life, audio drivers and more are not yet known. Adding more through the charging case makes it smaller than the vanilla AirPods.
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