Third gen Apple AirPods design ‘leaked’

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Apple on Wednesday brought its wireless AirPods Pro with active noise cancellation feature for Rs 24,900 to India.
Apple on Wednesday brought its wireless AirPods Pro with active noise cancellation feature for Rs 24,900 to India.

Apple is working on its third-generation AirPods and a new report has revealed the renders that show what the third generation of the consumer-grade TWS earbuds may look like.

The design is in line with the previous render leaks, resembling the design of the AirPods Pro.

“It appears that the AirPods 3 will have a shorter stem and come with replaceable ear tips, similar to what we have seen with the company’s AirPods Pro,” reports GizmoChina.

The third-generation AirPods will feature the same design as the current AirPods Pro with Apple’s H1 chip, at the core housed in a new system in a package (SiP) enclosure.

A South Korean supplier is developing the AirPods’ new SiP used for the H1 chip, which is said to be a “simple square shape,” in contrast to the AirPods Pro SiP, which is “round-shaped like a mouse.”

In terms of pricing, new AirPods may be 20 per cent cheaper at launch than the current AirPods Pro’s $249.

In addition, quality tests for the new AirPods’ system-in-package (SiP) are reportedly starting before the end of this year while their production is expected to start in early 2021.

Rumours that Apple is working on third-generation AirPods for launch in the first half of next year first surfaced in April last year in a note to investors by Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

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