It is rumored that Apple has been launching its true next-generation wireless earbuds – tentatively called AirPods 3 – for a while now. According to reliable sources like Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman and analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the updated AirPods will debut in the first half of 2021, rocking an AirPods Pro-inspired design. Now, for the first time, we can take a look at what the AirPods 3 could actually look like thanks to a leaked picture and some circuit diagrams that also show the associated charging case (via 52Audio).
AirPods 3 can rock a half in-ear design and interchangeable earbuds
The AirPods 3 were immediately inspired by the AirPods Pro. The stem is significantly smaller compared to the normal AirPods. Plus, the design is actually half in the earThis could offer a better fit and improved noise isolation compared to vanilla AirPods, which actually rest on the ears and don’t offer a particularly secure fit.
More importantly, the AirPods 3 also allow users to attach replaceable earbuds, much like the AirPods Pro. But the obvious design inspiration doesn’t stop there. We also see the signature black pressure sensitive touch area and also the pressure relief opening on top. In addition, they will also support Spatial Audio – Apple’s adoption of a surround sound experience based on head tracking.
Spatial audio support, wireless charging case, and a price tag of $ 150
especially the AirPods 3 miss the active noise cancellation and transparency mode (Ambient Sound Mode, in simple terms) Features you get with the more expensive AirPods Pro and AirPods Max headphones. The AirPods 3 charging case is designed to support wireless charging, but it’s smaller than the one that came with the AirPods Pro. Finally, the report also mentions that the AirPods 3 are priced at $ 150 and will hit the market in early March. But take this leaked information with the proverbial pinch of salt.
Earlier this week this was mentioned in another report earlier this week The AirPods 3 could hit the market in March. They are reportedly set to debut on Apple’s March 16 rumor, which will also unveil the new iPad Pro and iPad Mini models, and likely the AirTags object tracker as well. However, Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman recently tweeted that there won’t be an Apple launch event on March 16.
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