What Apple’s Redesigned AirPods 3 Could Look Like & When They Might Debut
By Thanussha Priyah, 15 Oct 2019
Image via Apple
There have been a bunch of reports surrounding the next-generation AirPods. A recent discovery by 9to5Mac’s Guilherme Rambo from the iOS 13.2 beta gives a clearer picture of how the AirPods 3 might look like.
The icon displays two wireless earbuds with interchangeable tips, which might be an upgrade from the current AirPods as it has only one size. Some users might prefer a better fit that is personalized for them.
Following the leak by Apple itself, graphic designer Michael Rieplhuber shared renderings of what the accessories might look like, visualizing them with larger earbuds and swappable rubber tips, to the amusement of Apple users.
One Twitter user pointed out how it resembled a blow dryer, while another user said it looked “ghastly.”
Another concept by Phone Industry of the possible AirPods 3 looks similar, but features shorter stems and rounder earbuds.
In September, Slashleaks produced an image depicting the shell and case of the possible AirPods 3, which also resembled the image shown in the iOS 13.2 beta.
Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman disclosed on Twitter that the AirPods 3 are anticipated to be water-resistant with noise-cancelation toggles. While the earphones were expected to debut at the iPhone 11 event, their release should be postponed to 2020, he added.
Reports of the AirPods’ noise-canceling capabilities also corroborate with an internal code labeled as “focus mode” in the beta version of iOS 13.2 found by 9to5Mac.
These AirPods were initially planned to go on sale last year. They’re also working on a future version with noise-cancellation and water resistance. Those were planned for later this year, but would now imagine that’s for 2020.— Mark Gurman (@markgurman) March 20, 2019
they look like blowdryers— Aimsz. (@_Aimsz) October 13, 2019
Brilliant render but goodness me they are ghastly— Kante_SZN 🇦🇺 (@KanteBeStopped7) October 4, 2019
[via CNET, images via Apple]
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