A new image 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 positioning claims to be the third iteration of the wi-fi earbuds.
52audio has prior to now shared images claiming to showcase totally different elements of the third-generation AirPods. Most notably, the positioning in November shared an x-ray picture claiming to be the brand new AirPods, nonetheless, it was later proven to be faked and easily a compressed x-ray picture of the current-generation AirPods Pro.
The picture shared at present, nonetheless, is according to what we all know to this point concerning the third-gen AirPods. Bloomberg has reported that the brand new AirPods will take design cues from the AirPods Professional by having a smaller stem and silicone eartips, however they’ll reportedly lack high-end options equivalent to Lively Noise Cancelation.
Based on 52audio and a supplied caption of the leaked picture, the brand new AirPods will characteristic a pressure-relieving system, the identical know-how featured within the AirPods Professional. The system is supposed to equalize strain inside your ear to take away any discomfort from utilizing the AirPods for a chronic time period. Primarily based on the picture, the charging case might be much less rectangular than the case that comes with the AirPods Professional, and extra consistent with the unique AirPods case, however with the addition of an LED charging indicator on the entrance.
The third-generation AirPods might also be borrowing contact controls from the AirPods Professional. Based on accompanying 3D renders from 52audio, every new earbud will characteristic contact management surfaces, as an alternative of the one and double-tap controls on the present AirPods (first and second technology).
The brand new AirPods are anticipated to supply the identical 5 hours of steady audio playback because the second-generation AirPods, in response to the newest report. This differs from particulars supplied earlier by Bloomberg, nonetheless, which claims that Apple is seeking to enhance battery life on the brand new mannequin past the present 5 hours of audio playback. Moreover, the brand new report claims that Spatial Audio assist, a characteristic presently unique to the AirPods Professional, is “extremely” possible for the brand new AirPods.
Apple analysts Ming-Chi Kuo mentioned in November that mass manufacturing for the brand new AirPods will happen within the first half of the year. Based on 52audio, the brand new AirPods are set to debut firstly of March. This week, Bloomberg‘s Mark Gurman poured cold water on speculation that Apple will maintain an occasion on March 16. He did nonetheless depart the door open for an occasion on one other date in March.
Leaker Jon Prosser, who has a mixed-track document on the subject 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 Professional by way of a press launch in 2019, so it stays to be seen how and when Apple will launch the next-generation AirPods.