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The latest leak of the Apple AirPods 3 has revealed the wireless earbuds in the flesh. The leaks also shows that it could copy one of the biggest features of the AirPods Pro.
Photos of the supposed earbuds were uploaded by Chinese site 52 Audio. A photo of the charging case alongside numerous renderings of the product were also uploaded. Their report also suggested that the AirPods 3 may feature active noise cancellation just like the AirPods Pro.
Introducing ANC to the entry level Airpods is quite an unexpected move in Apple’s part. However, this improvement will definitely make the AirPods 3 a cheaper and preferable choice to the AirPods Pro for many.
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AirPods 3 design
Latest images of the earbuds also suggest a big design change from the regular AirPods design. The AirPods 3 borrows the in-ear tip design of the AirPods Pro which allows you to swap different tip sets in and out. This feature is to ensure that the AirPods fit perfectly into your ears. The In-ear tips would also produce a better seal than the AirPods’s fixed design.
The AirPods 3 will reportedly have a similar “pressure relief” feature as the AirPods Pro. This would use little vents on each bud to release the pressure that builds up inside your ears when using headphones with a tight seal.
The earbuds come with infrared sensors which signals the earbuds to automatically pause playback when you remove one of the buds. This will remain so until the earbud is placed back. The current AirPods already do this, though the sensors in the leaked design are much bigger.
It is worth noting that these reports have not yet been confirmed, given the mixed track record of the site “52 Audio” on AirPods 3 reporting. They once posted an alleged X-ray image of the upcoming buds that turned out to show the existing AirPods Pro. They have also included this debunked image on the same page as these latest pictures.
However, it has long been rumoured that the AirPods 3 will feature some features of the AirPods Pro. Therefore, this report has a little bit of credibility.
We’ll be keeping an eye out for more AirPods 3 leaks. Whatever new information we uncover will be made public to keep you updated.