It looks like we won’t have to wait that long for new AirPods. Rumors about Apple’s third-generation wireless earbuds have become increasingly common. For example, there are rumors about an Apple Event on March 16 and even some possible photos of the AirPods 3 leaked at the beginning of this week.
In the news: The AirPods 3 rumor mill is in full swing this week after Chinese website 52Audio leaked some photos that they claim are the latest AirPods model. In addition to the earphones themselves, we also see the charging case in the photos.
- Although 52Audio’s leaks were not always correct in the past, their photos now correspond with what we already know from previous rumors about the AirPods 3.
What can we expect from the AirPods 3?
- Many different sources have confirmed in the past year that the AirPods 3 will resemble the more expensive AirPods Pro in appearance. Compared to their predecessors, the AirPods 1 and 2, they would therefore have a short stem and silicone earplugs.
- The charging case is more like that of the previous basic versions of the AirPods. In the photos of 52Audio, it looks a bit more angular than the case of the AirPods Pro.
- A lot is already known about the appearance of the AirPods 3. On the other hand, when it comes to what functions it will provide, it remains largely speculation.
- According to the website 52Audio, the AirPods 3 are equipped with a kind of pressure-reducing system that must equalize the pressure in your ear to the pressure outside the ear. This way you prevent the ears from feeling uncomfortable over time. The same system is already used in the more expensive AirPods Pro at the moment.
- The Active Noise Canceling of the Pro version will not be provided on the AirPods 3. For example, Apple wants to reduce the price as much as possible.
- The batteries of these new AirPods would, just like their predecessors, last about 5 hours when fully charged. With that, Apple seems to have put away its original plans to extend battery life.
When will the AirPods 3 be launched? For now, it is still speculation, because Apple itself has not yet announced a date on which it will come with a new version of AirPods.
- The first rumors about the AirPods 3 date from almost a year ago. Then there was even talk that Apple would launch them before the summer of 2020.
- It soon became clear that the first half of 2021 was a more realistic date.
- The Twitter account was released last weekend LeaksApplePro then with March 16 as the date for the Apple Event at which the AirPods 3 would be presented. For now, however, it is still waiting for the official confirmation from Apple.