April 12, 2021


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Apple AirPods 3 upcoming: Everything we need to know

American tech company Apple is rapidly expanding its product lineup. In the first half of 2021, the company plans to launch a new set of Apple AirPods 3 and its first foldable phone- Apple X Fold iPhone. According to a research note by Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the upcoming AirPods 3 series will be cheaper than the Pro models and will be equipped with high-end features such as active noise cancellation. We can now guess that upcoming AirPods models can come with simple touch sensors for better experience and some such features that you need to know, so let’s start

How much will the Apple AirPods 3 cost?

Since the AirPods 3 are not getting Active Noise Cancellation, it is possible that pricing will remain the same with Apple cost $199 (Rs 14,00) for AirPods with a wireless charging case. It is not known if a cheaper version will be available with a standard charging case that charges Lightning as Apple could opt to discontinue this option.

AirAods 3 models release date

Despite many rumors that upcoming AirPods will launch in the first half of 2021, likely at a spring event, recent rumors have indicated that the Apple third-generation AirPods will see a late 2021 launch rather than the 2021 launch. Contrary to its previous estimated timeframe, Apple analyst Ming-Chi Ku said in March 2021 that third-generation AirPods would not begin mass production until the third quarter of the year, suggesting that they might be delayed.

This prediction of mass production starting in the third quarter has been echoed by Digitimes, and the leaker known as “L0vetodream” has also suggested that AirPods 3 will not launch soon. Also the company could release its Apple Smart iGlasses at price around $499 (Rs 36,000).

Apple AirPods 3 design and performance

How advanced these will be can be gauged from the fact that Apple is planning to add ambient light sensors to the Future version of AirPods so that data such as blood-oxygen level and heart rate can be monitored. The third-generation AirPods can be updated with a design that is similar to the AirPods Pro, with a shorter stem and a body design that is similar to the AirPods Pro.

Some leaks have suggested that upcoming Apple AirPods will have silicone tips, but others indicate that the earpiece design may be like AirPods without a tip. Some rumors and leaked designs have indicated that AirPods 3 will feature silicon ear tips, like AirPods Pro, but images shared by 52audio in March depicting the set of AirPods with AirPods pro-style design and no silicon ear tips.

Other leaked images, such as these revealed in February 2021, clearly have a design that suggests the AirPods 3 will indeed have silicone ear tips, so the position of the ear tip is unclear.

Updated internal features

Apple is rumored to be working on a new wireless chip that may be included in the Apple third-generation AirPods, and possibly some improvements in battery life. A new wireless chip may bring an expanded range, but AirPods 3 is expected to function as fast as the current version, with other advantages with faster device switching and quick coupling to Apple devices. In more technical news, The AirPods 3 will have a more compact integrated system-in-package (SiP) similar to the SiP used in AirPods Pro. This will allow audio features to be integrated into smaller casing designs such as AirPods Pro.

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