This supposed image of the new Apple AirPods 3 has just appeared. If true, it would be our first look at the next version of the most popular headphones on the planet.
Image – filtered by 52audio – supposedly shows the 3rd generation AirPods and the charging case.
The image matches some of the previous rumors about Apple’s AirPods 3, including the fact that they will sport shorter temples in the style of the AirPods Pro.
According to the photograph, the new AirPods will not have silicone ear pads like their active and passive noise-canceling siblings. However, an additional render by 52audio shows what appears to be detachable silicone ear pads included with the headphones.
52audio also claims that the Apple AirPods 3 will feature vents to relieve pressure and make the earbuds comfortable to wear for a long time.
The charging case is similar to that of the original AirPods, rather than the more rectangular case of the AirPods Pro. If true, there will be an LED battery indicator on the front.
According to 52audio, the new AirPods will feature touch controls and will likely come with support for Spatial Audio and active noise cancellation, like the AirPods Pro. They also ensure that there will be no improvements in battery life, which is currently five hours per charge. .
It is real?
52audio states that Apple’s AirPods 3 will go on sale in March 2021. Other rumorists have already announced those dates but so far there has been no confirmation from the tech giant.
But, as MacRumors points out, the post has previously shared images claiming to be of the third-generation AirPods that were later proven fake.
Whether the images are legitimate or not, we expect Apple to announce a new generation of AirPods imminently. Have passed almost two years since the updated AirPods were released in 2019. Since then, wireless earbuds have changed and there are plenty of third-party models that offer better battery life, audio quality, and connectivity for a much lower price than Apple’s.