Two new images show AirPods 3 without silicone tips

Ivan, 10 March 2021

Apple's AirPods 3 are here in the form of yet another image leak. The images below appear to show the third generation of Apple's mainstream TWS earbuds and are in line with the previous leaks.

Rumor has it that Apple will use an almost identical design between the AirPods 3 and the AirPods Pro, with silicone ear tips at the end. But we're starting to think that the AirPods 3 will have an open ear design, like the AirPods 1 and 2, without rubber ear tips at the end.

Two new renders show AirPods 3 without silicone tips

It would make sense, differentiating the 3's from the Pro's. In-ear design, like that of the AirPods Pro, offers superior isolation from outside noise and is a great foundation for active noise cancellation.

Two new renders show AirPods 3 without silicone tips

It's rumored that the AirPods 3 will have Spatial audio, but no active noise cancellation and that they'll cost around $150.

Apple is expected to hold an event for the AirPods 3 later this month, possibly on March 23 (coinciding with OnePlus' 9 and 9 Pro event).



Reader comments

This will be the best airpod design so far.... But Apple should let it come with the ANC feature

  • Anon
  • 11 Mar 2021
  • X3t

Thank you Apple for doing this. I use a Samsung phone but HATE the silicon tips so I use the Airpods 2nd gen and LOVE THEM! I needed to upgrade but hate the Samsung buds pro/live/shit etc.. The airpods pro are ok, but hate that silicon...

  • cherry
  • 11 Mar 2021
  • 8XB

Seeing this I start to regret buying the pros. The silicone causes itching in my ears, while I had no problem with normal ones. I think I have really sensitive ears skin :( wish I waited. Maybe I will sell the pros and get these. The fit is also not ...

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