It’s no secret that a new version of the AirPods is coming. Apple’s wireless headphones have become one of its star products in a few years, and sooner or later they would receive changes to keep them as such. In this case, changes that will bring them much closer to AirPods Pro.
The possible design of the new AirPods 3. Source: 52Audio
When Apple introduced the AirPods Pro in 2019, the differences were noticeable at first glance. They weren’t even the same type of headset, with the AirPods Pro betting on an in-ear design which not everyone likes, but which manages to deliver really cool passive noise cancellation. And along with that, new functions such as its great active cancellation, or pressure controls.
Now, and after the launch of the AirPods Max, AirPods and AirPods Pro they begin to need a revision. And thanks to 52Audio, this could be the first time we’ve seen the new version of the AirPods. And as we have been anticipating, it shares many details with its older brother, the AirPods Pro.
Firstly, the headphones would also become in-ear, leaving behind the design that the AirPods refined from the EarPods. Compared to the AirPods Pro, the AirPods 3 would have a longer end. In addition, and since it can be observed the same pressure sensor that in the AirPods Pro, it seems that we would have multimedia controls by pressure, and not by touches.
The box of the supposed AirPods 3 against that of the AirPods Pro. Source: 52Audio
The report accompanying the photographs of the alleged AirPods also indicates that we can expect an autonomy of 5 hours for each headset, which could be extended to 24 hours with the charging case. And on the latter, it would be smaller than the one we already have for the AirPods Pro, narrower, specifically.
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Lastly, the launch price is expected to remain in the same range as the current model, i.e. around 170 euros. And as we have already been saying, its launch could be scheduled for this month of March. Thus, it seems that we will not have to wait long to know them in depth.