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Apple AirPods 3 will be an AirPods Pro clone


The new AirPods 3 is heavily expected to look like the AirPods Pro, but the new pair will have fewer features than the latter.

Apple has still yet to confirm whether or not it will have a March event this year. There are strong rumors going around that they might push it back to a later time. However, there is no strong evidence to support that claim.

Nonetheless, Apple is set to announce several new products whenever that event will happen. The majority of products in the launch lineup are expected. The Apple AirTags will finally see the light of day. Apple TV is also set to receive a list of refreshed features.

Aside from the two, the most looked forward to is the AirPods 3. A recently leaked photo gives Apple fans an idea of what it will look like.

AirPods 3 will be almost identical to the AirPods Pro in looks

Even before the AirPods Max was released, several Apple insiders already foresaw Apple working on the AirPods 3. Earlier rumors said that the AirPods 3 will look almost identical to the AirPods Pro.

In other words, Apple could officially be waving goodbye to the awkward cotton-buds appearance of the AirPods. Instead, the AirPods 3 are expected to have a shorter rod and a more sporty look similar to the AirPods Pro.

52audio, in a recent leak, shared an alleged actual photo of the AirPods 3 and its case. It’s important to note that 52audio doesn’t have a strong track record when it comes to leaks. Therefore this photo has to be taken with a grain of salt.

Nonetheless, 52audio’s leak confirms the earlier rumors on the AirPods 3. The 3rd Gen AirPods will have ear tips for a more snug fit inside the ear canal. Its case will be less rectangular, which could mean that the stick protruding could be a bit longer than the AirPods Pro’s.

Other features to be expected

It can’t be deduced from the pictures if the AirPods 3 will have active noise canceling. If it doesn’t, then the ear tips could very well make up for some physical noise blocking.

It also remains to be seen if Apple will equip the AirPods 3 with the gyroscope for Spatial Audio. Apple put so much emphasis on this when it released the latest OS across its product line.

Ming-Chi Kuo said that the production of these AirPods 3 is expected to go full swing in mid-2021. Therefore, a March or April launch on these new earphones is highly possible.

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