Similar, but not identical, design to the AirPods Pro
In 52audio published this weekend some images corresponding to what appear to be the 3rd Gen AirPods. The main image could belong to the real headphones or a mockup of these, since it is not a render or any other type of computer created image. Based on the rumors already seen previously, these are very similar in design to the current AirPods Pro.
Observing the previous image we can realize that they are not exactly the same as the ‘Pro’ model, since they would have shorter temples than these. And although it cannot be observed very well, we see that they would also lack the haptic button that the AirPods Pro does have to switch between different sound modes. The interchangeable rubbers and in various sizes would be present at the main end.
Features that these headphones would have
There is something that seems clear and that no analyst or source close to Apple has denied and that is will not have noise cancellation despite having a similar form factor to the AirPods Pro. It would, however, have the ability to access spatial audio content that is currently relegated to the ‘Pro’ and ‘Max’ models. They would also have new tactile possibilities of playback control through his sideburns.
Regarding improvements at the level of drums There is greater controversy, since some sources point to an improvement of the current five hours of uninterrupted playback, while the source that has leaked the new images indicates that there will be continuity in this section. Be that as it may, it does not seem to be a major problem if we consider that it seems to be a long enough duration if the extra charge of the charging case is added. Of course, it will be observed with a magnifying glass if the deterioration of this battery is reminiscent of the original AirPods or if it follows the same improvement line of the second generation AirPods and the ‘Pro’ model.
Market launch imminent?
Late last year, numerous sources close to Apple’s supply chain reported that the company would start producing these headphones at the beginning of the year. Also following the company’s launch history, we could determine that they will be launched next month of March. Whether it is through a press release or through an event remains to be seen, since there is a contradiction in recent days regarding the company making a keynote to present several products.