The AirPods 3 rumor mill churns out insider details and supposedly leaked information from every corner these days. While Apple has yet to officially announce its third-generation Airpods, trusted analysts and reliable leakers are giving us plenty of reasons to believe we’ll be seeing the next iteration of the popular truly wireless earbuds soon.
Apple is also expected to hike the price of the new AirPods up to $199, or about Rs 14,755. This could also mean a drop in price for the AirPods second-gen later on. Apple is already offering free AirPods with the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini in India this festive season.
Apple’s current second-generation AirPods arguably remain the best earbuds on the market thanks to their affordable price (by Apple standards) and great battery life when compared to other buds — including the Airpodes pro. If the ongoing rumors are anything to go by, the AirPods 3 are expected to get a design overhaul and may even feature one of the AirPods Pro and Airpodes Max’s best features: active noise cancellation (ANC).
The new AirPods 3 are expected to come with a new design that may make them look closer to the AirPods Pro. Many rumours have pointed at the earbuds featuring silicon tips and a more compact wireless charging case.
The AirPods 3 are expected to roll out as soon as September 2021, so we won’t know if any of the rumors can be truly believed until Apple officially launches the next-gen earbuds. What we can say, however, is the third-generation AirPods are looking like they could be a more affordable AirPods Pr.