The launch of Apple AirPods 3 is almost on the horizon and in an interesting turn of events, the design of the AirPods has leaked online. The leak hints at a new design, which will be the first upgrade that the entry-level earbuds launched back in late 2016 have received. While it is a long time in-between redesigns, but it is also a testament to how incredibly successful the concept of AirPods has been.
When Apple originally introduced the concept of AirPods, the user responses were quite mixed. However, even the critics who hated the look and feel of the AirPods softened their criticism once they tried out these bad boys. AirPods were among the first innovative earphones to offer the freedom of no wires with strong audio quality.
Apple AirPods 3 design and other leaked details
Initially, Apple AirPods 3 had leaked images shared on the internet confirming not just the previous leaks but also revealing that the earbuds could take design inspiration from the AirPods Pro, while also featuring a shorter stem and replaceable ear tips. The design elements include exterior speaker components, larger proximity sensors (as compared to AirPods Pro), and sensors on the lower side of the pair. Moreover, the Apple AirPods 3 could also come with a rectangular wireless charging case, something that was previously seen with the AirPods Pro.
AirPods 3 are also expected to come with the H1 chip, which was previously seen in the predecessor AirPods 2. Improvements in battery life, audio output, and better playback controls are expected from the upcoming AirPods 3. However, AirPods 3 might not feature the transparency mode and Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) mode of AirPods Pro.
Apple AirPods 3 launch date and expected price
The AirPods 3 is expected to be priced in a similar price range as the AirPods 2, which is around ₹15,000. With major design changes and a few audio and battery improvements, it’ll be a decent upgrade over the predecessor.
The Apple AirPods 3 likely be launched on March 23 with Apple hosting its Apple Spring Event that day. It’ll be the Cupertino tech giant’s first major event of the year and feature the rumored launches of the new iPad Pro, AirTags, and more.
There isn’t a lot of information about the AirPods 3 available at the moment but more details are expected to come out soon as the Apple Spring Event inches closer.