A brand new picture claims to supply our first actual world take a look at Apple’s next-generation AirPods. The picture, shared by 52audio, showcases each ‌AirPods‌ and the charging case for what the location claims to be the third iteration of the wi-fi earbuds.

52audio has prior to now shared photos claiming to showcase completely different components of the third-generation ‌AirPods‌. Most notably, the location in November shared an x-ray picture claiming to be the brand new ‌AirPods‌, nevertheless, it was later confirmed to be faked and easily a compressed x-ray picture of the current-generation AirPods Pro.
The picture shared as we speak, nevertheless, is consistent with what we all know to this point in regards to the third-gen ‌AirPods‌. Bloomberg has reported that the brand new ‌AirPods‌ will take design cues from the ‌AirPods Pro‌ by having a smaller stem and silicone eartips, however they are going to reportedly lack high-end options equivalent to Active Noise Cancelation.
According to 52audio and a offered caption of the leaked picture, the brand new ‌AirPods‌ will function a pressure-relieving system, the identical expertise featured within the ‌AirPods Pro‌. The system is supposed to equalize strain inside your ear to take away any discomfort from utilizing the ‌AirPods‌ for a protracted time period. Based on the picture, the charging case will probably be much less rectangular than the case that comes with the ‌AirPods Pro‌, and extra in line with the unique ‌AirPods‌ case, however with the addition of an LED charging indicator on the entrance.
The third-generation ‌AirPods‌ can also be borrowing contact controls from the ‌AirPods Pro‌. According to accompanying 3D renders from 52audio, every new earbud will function contact management surfaces, as an alternative of the only and double-tap controls on the present ‌AirPods‌ (first and second technology).

The new ‌AirPods‌ are anticipated to supply the identical 5 hours of steady audio playback because the second-generation ‌AirPods‌, in keeping with the most recent report. This differs from particulars offered earlier by Bloomberg, nevertheless, which claims that Apple is trying to enhance battery life on the brand new mannequin past the present 5 hours of audio playback. Additionally, the brand new report claims that Spatial Audio assist, a function presently unique to the ‌AirPods Pro‌, is “extremely” possible for the brand new ‌AirPods‌.
Apple analysts Ming-Chi Kuo stated in November that mass manufacturing for the brand new ‌AirPods‌ will happen within the first half of the yr. According to 52audio, the brand new ‌AirPods‌ are set to debut in the beginning of March. This week, Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman poured chilly water on hypothesis that Apple will maintain an occasion on March 16. He did nevertheless depart the door open for an occasion on one other date in March.
Leaker Jon Prosser, who has a mixed-track document in the case of reporting on Apple’s plans, not too long ago reported that an occasion on March 16 (now unlikely) will headline AirTags and new iPads. Apple launched the ‌AirPods Pro‌ by way of a press launch in 2019, so it stays to be seen how and when Apple will launch the next-generation ‌AirPods‌.