AirPods 3 in the first picture: The release of the new Apple headphones is imminent
Apple’s 2nd generation AirPods will soon be obsolete. If you believe the rumor mill, the release of the successor headphones is imminent. The reports are now underpinned for the first time with a supposed picture of the AirPods 3. What can we expect there?
If the image of the AirPods 3 that has now emerged proves to be authentic, then previously speculations about Apple’s new wireless headphones are confirmed. The Chinese site “52audio” had already presented 3D illustrations of the upcoming AirPods, and now a “real” picture is being shown for the first time.
AirPods 3: The first picture of the Apple headphones confirms speculation
The headphones and the associated charging case can be seen on them. The latter does not offer any major surprises, but the 3rd generation AirPods differ significantly from their current predecessors. This confirms the reports regarding a design that is based on the AirPods Pro. Ergo: Short stub and “fat” tummy. At the same time, the headphones also have an in-ear design with exchangeable silicone attachments. But it shouldn’t stop at the visual similarities.
Accordingly, the AirPods 3 take over the extended touch operation of the AirPods Pro. According to 52audio, the similarities still don’t end, because the AirPods Pro’s “pressure relief system” should also be used. This balances out the pressure in the ear so that the headphones can be worn over a longer period of time without symptoms. The 3rd generation AirPods should also support “Spatial Audio” (3D audio).
What’s missing from the AirPods 3?
Sounds promising, but why should you still use the AirPods Pro in view of these new and great features? Quite simply: ANC (Active Noise Cancellation), i.e. active noise cancellation, is reserved for the more expensive Apple headphones. Of course, this also applies to the associated transparency mode. The new AirPods 3 should cost from 150 US dollars, which would be a little less than the current cheapest model (159 US dollars). Nice, but a bit of skepticism is still appropriate in this regard.
52audio is expecting a release of the AirPods 3 in March 2021, so the release is imminent. Apple could either launch it at an Apple event next month or quietly via a press release. Again, this would not be an unusual step. The AirPods Max was announced in this way last year.