Whilst Apple can’t take credit for creating wireless earphones, there’s no denying they made them mainstream. With the third generation rumoured to be released at some point this half of the year, even as close as this week, it would mark the two year anniversary since the launch of the second-gen AirPods which were released in March 2019.

With all the rumours flying around about price, release date and features, the apparent new design of the AirPods has also been leaked. These leaked images seem to confirm reports that the earphones will combine features from the second-gen AirPods and the AirPods pro. The new generation of earphones have a similar design to the AirPods Pro; qualities like the silicone ear pieces, touch control and smaller stems to make the design more subtle and lighter.  It has also been speculated that you’ll be able to bag yourself a pair in space grey or black too.

As wireless charging and wireless audio was a focus of the iPhone 12, we can expect the AirPods 3 to feature only a wireless charging case. Perhaps Apple will be saying goodbye to wires once and for all soon, with the world following suit too?

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