If you’re looking for the latest information about the Apple AirPods Pro 3, you’ve found it! On this page, we track all the news, rumors, and leaks of information about the new generation of AirPods Pro 3rd generation of wireless headphones. We also have a feature list of upgrades we would like to see.
News and Rumors about AirPods Pro 3
No much as of now. Only the fact that the next generation of Apple headphones will come out. However, there is some information about the approximate date of release. Recently, reliable insider Ming Chi-Kuo stated that the AirPods Pro 3 will be released in late 2024 or early 2025.
(4/5)— 郭明錤 (Ming-Chi Kuo) (@mingchikuo) January 12, 2023
The next-generation AirPods will likely begin mass shipments in 2H24 or 1H25, including more affordable AirPods (with Apple targeting a price of $99) and new AirPods Max, which will be assembled by Luxshare ICT and Hon Teng.
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The Release Date of AirPods Pro 3
Let’s try to clarify the release date of the new Apple headphones, and at the same time check insider information. In order to do that, let’s take a look at the release dates of previous generations of the company’s headphones. If Apple sticks to its previous update schedule for its wireless earbuds, then the AirPods Pro 3 release date is September 2024.
- AirPods Pro (1st generation) – October 30, 2019
- AirPods Pro (2nd generation) – September 22, 2022
- AirPods Pro (3rd generation) – September 2024
What’s the Price of a New AirPods 3?
The price of AirPods Pro 3rd generation will depend on how the new product differs from the previous one. While we do not have any information to predict the price change for AirPods Pro 3, we assume that it will remain the same.
- AirPods Pro (1st generation) – $249 (US)
- AirPods Pro (2nd generation) – $249 / £249 / A$399
- AirPods Pro (3rd generation) – $249 (US)
In 2020, Apple filed a patent that points to controlling headphones with a wink or smile. This technology was not used in AirPods Pro. It’s unclear if this technology will find its way into the new AirPods Pro 3 wireless earbuds.
AirPods Pro 3 Design
Since the difference in external look between the AirPods Pro 1 and AirPods Pro 2 is almost imperceptible, we assume that the Airpods Pro 3 will look almost the same as the second-generation headphones. Most of the updates will happen inside the device. On the other hand, the official announcement of the release of new headphones is still far away, and perhaps this time Apple engineers will also change the external design of the device.
But for now, we expect the new wireless headphones to look familiar. The case is made of plastic in the form of a rectangle with rounded corners. It will be white, with a LED on the front panel, a speaker on the bottom, and a cord loop on the side. Probably the most noticeable change to the AirPods Pro 3 case will be the charging port. Most likely, the format will change from lightning to a more versatile USB Type-C. In addition, it is likely that Apple developers will not use the charging port at all, preferring only wireless charging.
However, the headphones themselves will look very similar to this component of the second-generation AirPods Pro. They may not be different at all. These will be the usual small white plastic earbuds with some black and metal accents, a set of three rubber ear tips of different sizes, and a sensor rod.
Maybe Apple engineers will make the headphones or the case itself smaller. We will follow all the news on this topic.
AirPods Pro 3 Specifications and Software
We’ve compiled a list of the features we expect from Apple’s new wireless headphones:
- Apple H3 headphone chip;
- Apple U2 chip in MagSafe charging case;
- Water and sweat resistant (IPX4) for headphones and charging case;
- Wireless charging with MagSafe, Apple Watch charger, or any Qi-certified charger.
- Wired charging via USB Type-C or Lightning.
Of course, these are just expectations, so if you want to know any exact details about the AirPods Pro 3 features, stay tuned for our updates.
How Long Does the Battery Life of AirPods Pro 3 Last?
Battery life is quite an important characteristic of wireless headphones. It would be reasonable to expect that the battery life of the new generation AirPods Pro will last longer. But for now, it is most likely that it will remain at the same level. So, the battery life of the headphones with recharging in the case will be up to 30 hours of listening and up to 24 hours of speaking time. The headphones have up to six hours of listening time on a single charge in the case and up to 5.5 hours with spatial audio and head tracking on.
What Users Expect from the New AirPods Pro 3?
What AirPods Pro 3 upgrade are you most looking forward to? Vote, please.
At the moment, there is no official information about the release date of AirPods Pro 3. The assumed release date of AirPods Pro 3 and the price at the start of sales of new headphones are purely predictive, based on previous data.
We would recommend Apple fans just buy the AirPods Pro 2 headphones, especially since they are often offered at a discount, which makes the purchase more successful.
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