Rumors about soon AirPods 3 release appeared in October 2019, shortly before the announcement and start of sales of AirPods Pro. In March 2019, in case you forgot, AirPods 2 came out. I’m not sure the October rumors were the first – but they were illustrated rumors. That design AirPods 3 will be almost the same as the AirPods Pro started talking a little later. How the same AirPods Pro and non-Pro would get along, Apple’s leak writers didn’t care. They were pissed off by Apple’s slowness. AirPods 3 were due out in the first half of 2021. Everyone even already knew what they were supposed to be. To whom AirPods 3 owed, I don’t know, now they are expected in September. And they will not be like that.
It was not possible to find out where the “reinforced concrete” information about the release of AirPods 3 in the first half of 2021 came from. None of the reliable sources of information reported this. Ming Chi Kuo and Mark Gourmet promised AirPods 3 “sometime in 2021”. In March, they got information that a new version of Apple’s wireless headphones will be released in the third quarter of this year.
The third quarter is now. Prior to the presentation of the iPhone at Apple, a moratorium on public events. AirPods of the non-Pro class, in principle, could be announced with a press release. But, judging by what has become known, the changes in AirPods 3 will be radical, and in order to convince the public of the coolness of the changes, they must be shown. And the presentation of the new iPhones is likely to take place in September. At its beginning, at the warming up, apparently, AirPods 3 will appear.
How AirPods 3 will be different from the old
The version is based on messages from anonymous sources. How much their information corresponds to reality – we will find out at the presentation of AirPods 3. The design of AirPods non-Pro has not changed since 2016, it really is time to change it. Although it does not cause any complaints, it is impossible in consumer electronics without frequent design changes. According to Bloomberg, the “leg” (or “stalk”) of the new AirPods will be shorter. Because of this, they will look like AirPods Pro.
The size of the case will change – it will be smaller in height and wider. AirPods 2 is offered in two versions, with wired and wireless charging, for 15,990 and 19,990 rubles. In case the owner of AirPods 2 who bought the cheaper wired option changes his mind, the wireless charging case can be purchased separately for 7,990 rubles. In AirPods 3, the case is likely to be “universal”, with support for both charging methods. The new AirPods will not have replaceable earpads (ear pads), as in the AirPods Pro. As functions of active noise canceling and transparency mode. The EarBuds form factor, which has been around for over a decade, will be a thing of the past.
EarBuds and AirPods of the first generations are used to, AirPods Pro causes severe discomfort for many users. Each person’s ears are different, many simply will not be able to adapt to the advanced design of AirPods 3 and AirPods Pro even if they want to. But not everyone will want this (https://appleinsider.ru/accessories/ya-ne-xochu-chtoby-airpods-3-byli- poxozhi-na-airpods-pro-a-vy.html). It’s easier to buy some other headphones. From more humane producers. And what, Apple will suddenly take and deprive itself of a part of the income? This cannot be.
What AirPods 3 will be
I warn you: everything that is written in this section is assumptions and inferences. Apple may have some other measures in place. More effective, giving it a reason to once again prove to the world its intellectual superiority. In the company, with manic seriousness, they seek the compatibility of any of its products with the widest possible range of users. At a professional level, taking into account all possible features of the anatomy of users.
But what is proposed can be useful in and of itself. Apple could keep the AirPods 2 in the lineup and offer it at a lower price point as a budget option. And the option “for those who do not want to get used to the new form factor. In addition to the budget option, the lineup would have included AirPods 3, AirPods Pro and AirPods Max. AirPods Pro pricing and AirPods Max would have remained the same. AirPods 3 would be the same as AirPods 2 with wireless charging case, or a little more.
The first AirPods model was presented to the public on September 7, 2016. The public reaction was, unsurprisingly, enthusiastic. But due to technical problems, the start of sales had to be postponed. They only started on December 13th. And all these months, from September 7 to December 13, the media wrote about “another insanely expensive Apple product that no one will buy.” First generation AirPods weren’t the most expensive wireless earbuds on the market, but that didn’t matter. And you guessed it. Nobody really bought AirPods, because they did not have time to produce them in the required quantities.
At first time. They were swept off the shelves. There were not enough of them. Production caught up with demand with great difficulty, how many AirPods were never bought because of this – we will never know. Much more could have been sold. There is no official sales data for AirPods. Apple has never published them. But the success of the wireless earbuds has been outstanding, and analysts have calculated this data. 2017 was the first year AirPods sold for a full year. They were bought from 14 to 16 million pieces. In 2018 – 35 million. In 2019 – 60 million. Sales figures for 2020 are still counting.
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