The official design of the next AirPods 3 and the first graphic renderings of the AirPods Pro 2, both arriving by the end of 2021, are leaked online
The arrival of a new generation of AirPods and AirPods Pro is now practically certain. By the end of 2021 Apple will release the respectively third and the second generation of its true wireless headphones. A few weeks ago 52audio, one of the most trusted sources in the industry, shared the before photo depicting the next AirPods 3, confirming its AirPods Pro style design.
AirPods 3: new hybrid design
The photo shared by 52audio confirms what has been reported by the rumors of the last few months. The next AirPods 3 will have a new design similar to that seen on the current ones AirPods Pro. Then comes reduced the temple compared to that of the current generation and the double tap for audio control will come replaced give her gestures force touch. In recent months there was also talk of a possible design in-ear also coming to the base model. A novelty apparently denied but which however is not so: together with the aforementioned photo he also shared a graphic render showing the AirPods 3 with the rubber pad. It is therefore assumed to a hybrid design, both in-ear and not. It is not clear if the rubber pads will be included in packaging or will be sold separately only to those who will be interested. The second option, however, seems the most popular. The charging houses, even smaller than that of the AirPods Pro with opening on the horizontal axis non it seems in fact able to contain the earphones with the mounted rubber. From the hardware point of view, the new AirPods 3 will mount a chip H1 it’s the same driver da 11 mm of the current AirPods Pro. From the software point of view, however, the AirPods 3 will be compatible with the spacial audio but they will have to forgo active noise cancellation which will remain exclusive to the Pro model. There is also talk of the possibility of seeing a sensor to measure the heart rate integrated into both earphones and a huge step forward in terms ofautonomy listening and calling improved. Here are some of the photos shared by 52audio.
AirPods Pro 2: goodbye to the temple
Unlike what happened for the AirPods 3, 52audio has not yet had the opportunity to get hold of the next AirPods Pro 2. Their design still remains an unknown but the first ones are already appearing on the web render graphs. Also for this model there is one new aesthetic to differ from that of the AirPods 3. The first rumors assume the complete removing the temple, in a similar design to that seen on competing true wireless headphones, such as Samsung’s Galaxy Buds. Confirmed on design in-ear, the active noise cancellation and thespatial audio. Also provided for this model improved autonomy e heart rate monitor.
Availability and prices
The exit date of the upcoming AirPods 3 and AirPods Pro 2 is still unclear. Some rumors hypothesize their arrival in March coinciding with the arrival of the new iPad Pro. Others, however, argue that we will not see them before September with the arrival of the iPhone 12S.
Another big unknown is the prices. Apple must in fact evaluate whether retire from the market the current models and replace them with the new generation or keep them both on different price ranges. Apple currently sells AirPods base a 179€, those with 229 wireless charging case and the Pro a 279. There are therefore two possibilities: the first collect the basic model and replace it with the model with wireless charging cases so as to sell the AirPods 3 and € 229 e replace the AirPods Pro with the second generation. Alternatively, Apple could expand the catalog current, sell the AirPods 3 on a price range between 229 and 279, keep the 179, 229 and 279 € models and sell the Second generation pro around the 300/350€.