Cupertino giant, Apple next-gen AirPods, the AirPods 3 is expected to debut this year. With that said, a purported live image of the same has leaked out in the wild. By the looks of it, we can see that the third-gen AirPods sort of caries over the same design as the Pro model but with some alterations here and there. As in, the stem appears to be shorter and the silicone tips seem to be absent in one of the images, hinting at an ordinary design (speculatory). Now, this reminds us back to EarPods which also lacked an in-ear design and so had no ear tips whatsoever.
As part of audio enhancement, we expect the ANC feature to take part here. Speaking of which, Apple also is rumored to out the AirPods Lite sometime this year (without ANC though), which also is said to retain the design of its Pro sibling. Now who knows, Apple might just bring on the AirPods 3 altogether throwing out all speculations regarding a Lite variant at the end of the day.
Along with ANC, Spatial audio and touch control too will make it to the 3rd gen AirPods. The company’s over-the-ear offering namely the AirPods Max was launched a couple of months ago.
The charging case here appears narrower and ever so slightly taller than that of the AirPods Pro which brings it a bit closer to the same as the AirPods 2 and the one before it. The pods in our opinion look a bit more cleaner, smaller and elegant compared to the Pro. We are expecting the new AirPods to debut very soon as Apple is heavily rumored to conduct a launch event in March of this year in which other Apple devices are also set to go official.