Apple AirPods 3 launch soon: Specs, features, India price and what we know so far

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Apple’s AirPods lineup has been truly monumental in shaping up the true wireless earphones segment. AirPods have long been people’s favourite TWS earphones, however, in recent times, other players like Sony, Sennheiser and Bose have caught up with Apple’s offerings. This makes it just the right time for Apple to bring its long-rumoured Apple Airpods 3 to tackle the competition.

Rumours around the AirPods 3 have been making rounds for quite some time now. We had previously heard these TWS earbuds would make a way in 2020, however that never came to fruition. The latest leaks suggest that the AirPods 3 is coming in 2021, we have also seen renders and live pictures of the Apple AirPods 3. Apart from this, we also know other details about Apple’s upcoming AirPods.

Apple’s Spring Loaded kicks off at 10:30 pm IST on Tuesday, during which the brand is expected to showcase the AirTags, new iPads, refreshed iMac, Apple Pencil and more. We may also hear about the Apple AirPods 3. So, without any further ado, let’s jump straight into the article to find out everything we know so far about the Apple AirPods 3.

Apple AirPods 3 specs and features

–We had previously reported that the Apple AirPods 3 would follow the same design language as the Apple AirPods Pro. A leak from 52audio in February helped us with the first look at the Apple AirPods 3. The leaked pictures suggested that the upcoming TWS will feature a shorter stem, unlike the previous iterations. Further, the leak said that the earbuds would get interchangeable tips more like the Apple AirPods Pro.

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More live pictures have appeared in recent time to provide us with a closer look at the Apple AirPods 3. These pictures showcase a shorter stem and design as seen in previous leaks, however, there’s no inclusion of the ear tips in recently leaked images.

Another picture has appeared from the likes of 52audio, which is similar to the recent images surfaced online. Although it showcases no ear tips, the blog suggests that the AirPods 3 could be both ways with tips or without them.

–We have also heard that Apple is working on a new wireless chipset that will be included in Apple AirPods 3. This new chip will improve the battery life and range and bring a few more additional features.

–Another report suggests that the Apple AirPods 3 will feature a system-in-package (SIP) design that is similar to SIP on Apple AirPods Pro. This will allow the H1 chip and noise-cancelling circuitry to fit in a more compact design.

–There’s no report up until now hinting towards sweat and water resistance on the Apple AirPods 3. This feature is currently limited to Apple AirPods Pro, and unlikely that it will make it to the Apple AirPods 3.

Some reports suggest that the upcoming AirPods will bring support for Active Noise Cancellation (ANC), whereas other reports deny the possibility of the same.

–Through 52audio, we know that the upcoming AirPods will feature the same pressure relieving system used in the AirPods. This minimises the discomfort during long listening sessions by equalising pressure within the ear.

–The AirPods 3 may feature similar touch controls as the AirPods Pro rather than the single and double-tap gestures available on current AirPods models. Additionally, we could see Dolby Atmos and spatial audio support on the Apple AirPods 3.

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–While we haven’t heard about any improvements in terms of battery, however, Apple might have worked that out, considering the previous gen of Apple AirPods came with mediocre battery life.

Apple AirPods 3 India launch

Apple’s first event in 2021 is slated to take place tomorrow, where Apple is supposed to make quite a few announcements. While some reports suggest that the AirPods 3 will be one of the products announced during the Spring Loaded event tomorrow whereas others deny the possibility of the same.

Apple AirPods 3 India price

We do not know about the exact pricing of the Apple AirPods 3. However, a leak claims that the Apple AirPods 3 will be 20% cheaper than the AirPods Pro. If this is to be believed, we can expect the AirPods 3 to launch at Rs 20000.