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Purported photos of the AirPods 3 leaked, reveal AirPod Pro-inspired design

By Cookie Monster - on 5 Nov 2020, 10:19pm

Purported photos of the AirPods 3 leaked, reveal AirPod Pro-inspired design

A photo showing the purported single "earphone shell" and "charging cockpit shell" of the AirPods 3. <br>Image source: 52audio

The purported design of the upcoming AirPods 3 has leaked in several photos on Chinese site 52audio.

One photo appears to show a single "earphone shell" and the "charging cockpit shell" of the AirPods 3. Compared to the first two generations of AirPods, the upcoming model seems to have a design inspired by the AirPods Pro.

Image source: 52audio

Another photo, which is a X-ray of the AirPods 3, shows the internal differences between the upcoming model and the current AirPods Pro. Described as "a scaled-down version of AirPods Pro", the AirPods 3 will come with a squarish charging case which is likely to be smaller than the current one. 

Image source: 52audio

The third photo shows a purported render of the AirPods 3 with shorter stems and a larger in-ear design. The depressions in the stem suggest that the AirPods 3 could come with "pressure-sensitive touch controls" similar to the AirPods Pro.

The leaked photos are in line with recent reports on the AirPods 3. Bloomberg reported last month that the AirPods 3 are likely to have a shorter stem and replaceable ear tips. Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo shares a similar prediction on the design of the AirPods 3. The AirPods 3 are expected to debut in the first half of 2021.

Source: 52audio via @duanrui1205