Alleged Leaked Image Claims to Show Third-Generation AirPods and Case – MacRumors3 min read

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A new image declares to offer our first real life take a look at Apples next-generation AirPods. The image, shared by 52audio, showcases both AirPods and the charging case for what the website declares to be the third iteration of the cordless earbuds.

52audio has in the past shared images claiming to showcase various parts of the third-generation AirPods. Most notably, the website in November shared an x-ray image declaring to be the new AirPods, however, it was later proven to be faked and merely a compressed x-ray picture of the current-generation AirPods Pro.
The image shared today, nevertheless, is in line with what we understand so far about the third-gen AirPods. Bloomberg has reported that the brand-new AirPods will take style hints from the AirPods Pro by having a smaller stem and silicone eartips, but they will apparently lack high-end features such as Active Noise Cancelation.
According to 52audio and a supplied caption of the leaked image, the brand-new AirPods will feature a pressure-relieving system, the same technology included in the AirPods Pro. The system is implied to equalize pressure within your ear to get rid of any discomfort from using the AirPods for a prolonged time period. Based on the image, the charging case will be less rectangular than the case that comes with the AirPods Pro, and more in keeping with the initial AirPods case, but with the addition of an LED charging indication on the front.
The third-generation AirPods may also be obtaining touch controls from the AirPods Pro. According to accompanying 3D renders from 52audio, each new earbud will feature touch control surface areas, instead of the double-tap and single controls on the existing AirPods (first and second generation).

According to 52audio and a supplied caption of the leaked image, the brand-new AirPods will include a pressure-relieving system, the exact same innovation included in the AirPods Pro. Based on the image, the charging case will be less rectangular than the case that comes with the AirPods Pro, and more in keeping with the original AirPods case, but with the addition of an LED charging indication on the front.
In addition, the brand-new report declares that Spatial Audio support, a function presently unique to the AirPods Pro, is “highly” possible for the brand-new AirPods.

The brand-new AirPods are anticipated to provide the exact same 5 hours of constant audio playback as the second-generation AirPods, according to the current report. This differs from information provided earlier by Bloomberg, nevertheless, which declares that Apple is seeking to enhance battery life on the brand-new design beyond the present 5 hours of audio playback. In addition, the brand-new report declares that Spatial Audio assistance, a feature currently exclusive to the AirPods Pro, is “extremely” probable for the new AirPods.
Apple experts Ming-Chi Kuo said in November that mass production for the brand-new AirPods will take location in the first half of the year. According to 52audio, the new AirPods are set to debut at the start of March. Today, Bloombergs Mark Gurman put cold water on speculation that Apple will hold an occasion on March 16. He did however leave the door open for an occasion on another date in March.
Leaker Jon Prosser, who has a mixed-track record when it pertains to reporting on Apples strategies, just recently reported that an event on March 16 (now unlikely) will heading AirTags and new iPads. Apple released the AirPods Pro by means of a press release in 2019, so it remains to be seen how and when Apple will release the next-generation AirPods.

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