So what exactly do we know about the new airpods third gen and the 2nd gen airpods pro well it’s possible that both could get some pretty significant design improvements, starting with the regular airpods? The 3rd gen could be updated to look pretty similar to airpods pro, but without a lot of the pro features, so you can expect to see a shorter stem, replaceable, silicone, ear tips for a better fit, etc. What you won’t be getting are features like active noise cancellation and, if i had to guess you probably won’t, be getting features like spatial audio. Either apple is rumored to be working on a new wireless chip that could be included in the third generation airpods, and there could be some potential improvements to battery life with that new chip. A new wireless chip could also bring extended range, but the airpods 3 are really just expected to function like the current version, with fast device, switching and quick pairing with apple devices, among other benefits. In fact, just this morning, new renders were shared by gizmo china, which claims to have received the renders, from a quote, unquote supplier. The images depict airpods with a shorter stem similar to the airpods pro and a smaller charging case. The information just lines up with reporting from bloomberg, which states that the design of the new airpods takes inspiration from the airpods pro, although they will lack a lot of those pro features and yeah. For me, they just look exactly like airpods pro in terms of cost.
It wouldn’t be surprising to see apple, keep the price as is, and offer the new airpods 3 at 199, with the wireless charging case. But considering that there are many deals out there that have airpods pro going for that same price or even less. It might be a tough sell to get consumers to choose these over the older airpods pro when they look exactly the same and there’s more features on the airpods pro. But who knows apple might realize that and price them, maybe less at 149. But i wouldn’t expect that speaking of airpods pro, the second generation of those could also get a new design this time, instead of shortening up the stem, the airpods pro second generation have been rumored to just be removing the stem altogether. According to bloomberg, apple wants to make the airpods pro 2 more compact. By eliminating that short little stem that sticks out from the bottom apple is testing a more rounded shape, which could mean that airpods to airpot’s pro 2, i mean might look more similar to something like the google pixel buds or the samsung galaxy buds, both of which Are stemless in design now the challenging part for apple is that the company has been reportedly having a difficult time packing all of the airpods pro existing tech and whatever new things they want to add to it in that tiny form factor which is now smaller than What it was before, unfortunately, aside from the design change, there really hasn’t been any other information on what new features.
If any, you could be getting with the new airpods pro it’s possible that sound quality could improve. At least i hope it will over the previous generation. But that’s really hard to quantify or measure and who really knows if that’s actually going to happen, but you can expect a lot of the same features that we had before, like active noise, cancellation, transparency, spatial audio, etc. Personally, i’m, not a fan of headphones without the stem, after apple initially released the air pods, and we all got past that funny, look of them and the stem and how it looked coming out of your ear. I’Ve actually really grown to quite like them. I’M. Not the biggest fan of the fit and feel of some of the other stemless options that were mentioned earlier, and so i hope apple figures out a way to keep that same fit and feel without the stem. If they go down that road now, it’s not confirmed that the new airpods or airpods pro will be coming at the march 23rd event. In fact, the event itself hasn’t even been confirmed, but it’s possible that we could see them announced if the event does in fact take place. Japanese site mac otakara said that the new airpods pro will launch in april. So if that’s, the case, it seems like a launch, is right around the corner and even earlier than april, at this potential rumored march 23rd event but i’d love to know your thoughts on the new updates to airpods and airpods pro in the comments down below this.