What you need to know
- More renders of Apple's rumored upcoming AirPods 3 have been leaked.
- They depict a design half-way between AirPods and AirPods Pro.
- AirPods 3 are expected in the first half of 2021, possibly at a March Apple event.
Apple's rumored AirPods 3, expected to debut in the first half of 2021 and possibly at an event in March, have just had their design leaked again.
The renders, if legitimate, are reminiscent of previous rumors we've heard from very reliable sources, including Bloomberg's Mark Gurman, that Apple's next set of 'regular' AirPods will adopt a design similar to that of Apple's AirPods Pro. The leak is also very similar to renders shared in February by 52Audio, and could indicate that these will be some of the best bluetooth headphones going this year.
Earlier this week, serial Apple leaker Jon Prosser stated that Apple's March event will take place on Tuesday 23, and that products that are "ready" include AirPods, as well as a new iPad Pro, Apple TV, and AirTags. Aside from the design, Mark Gurman has also said the new AirPods are coming in the first half of 2021. Supply chain analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has also stated that we are due an AirPods upgrade this year. Another set of AirPods Pro is also likely on the way.
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Stephen Warwick has written about Apple for five years at iMore and previously elsewhere. He covers all of iMore's latest breaking news regarding all of Apple's products and services, both hardware and software. Stephen has interviewed industry experts in a range of fields including finance, litigation, security, and more. He also specializes in curating and reviewing audio hardware and has experience beyond journalism in sound engineering, production, and design.
Before becoming a writer Stephen studied Ancient History at University and also worked at Apple for more than two years. Stephen is also a host on the iMore show, a weekly podcast recorded live that discusses the latest in breaking Apple news, as well as featuring fun trivia about all things Apple. Follow him on Twitter @stephenwarwick9