This could be what your next pair of AirPods looks like

Airpods 3 Concept
Airpods 3 Concept (Image credit: appledsign)

What you need to know

  • Apple is expected to launch refreshed AirPods within the next few months.
  • This concept shows what they could look like.

Apple is expected to launch revised AirPods as soon as the first few months of next year and rumors have them looking similar to AirPods Pro. It's difficult to really visualize things like this. though – that's why concept images can be so great.

The team at AppleDsign has shared a new image to Instagram that shows what they think the new AirPods will look like come refresh time. And it's fair to say that they look pretty good!

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The AirPods Pro-like design is easy to see here, although there's no space for the removable ear tips that we've also seen rumored in recent months. Despite the similarities, the updated AirPods – AirPods 3, if we're counting – don't expect these things to cost anywhere near AirPods Pro money.

What do you think to this new concept? Let us know in the comments – would you upgrade to these?

Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.

Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.