Enthusiasts recently found in the beta version of iOS 13.2 the icon with a new version of the AirPods. Before that appeared “drained” photos of the new headphones, which then all took another creation of Chinese craftsmen. Let’s based on these meager data, think about what could be the AirPods 3 and who are their competitors in the market True Wireless headphone at the moment.

What are the 3 AirPods?

Based on the images, freely available graphic designer Michael Ripsher (Michael Rieplhuber) made a realistic concept of how will look the new AirPods. You can see it in the picture above. How this concept fits your idea about the 3 AirPods, be sure to write in the Telegram chat blackget.com. In my opinion, this form of earphone is simply impossible to stick to human ears. In addition, it does not cover the ear canal, so that there is at least some insulation. Look at any in-ear headphones. Such, narrow and oblong in the entrance to the ear they should be.

True Sennheiser Momentum Wireless. It should look like a “bung” for soundproofing

The change in form factor is supposed to bring so all of the expected changing nature of the headphones. Headphones sound significantly bataviae and “juicier”. It certainly affected the volume of the sound. Now AirPods no effect “orchestra in the head”, which is present in in-ear headphones.

According to unconfirmed information, the new headphones will be active noise reduction. Let me remind you that it needs in the body of the earphone to place at least one, and preferably two of the microphone and the processor is responsible for processing external noise and to supply the inverted signal, which masks outside noise.

How it works active noise canceling headphones

All this with pleasure eats battery power. That is, it too will have to increase. Can’t new headphones keep a charge better than the old. Perhaps Apple will not be able to solve this difficult task and still limited to only passive sound insulation. This will reduce the cost of the product and make it more Autonomous. And the body is almost there. For prototype you could take old headphones Apple In-Ear.

Old and forgotten Apple In-Ear. Maybe that’s what Apple want for a new AirPods

In General, it is possible that the picture from the beta version of iOS 13.2 — just the technical end cap, having no real development of anything in common.

An important role in the success of the product will play its cost. If Apple will make active noise cancellation to keep the cost of the level 2 AirPods generation just will not work. Price may rise to 20,000 rubles and above. But do you need these headphones? Even from Apple.

What are the analogues 3 AirPods?

If you look at the other True Wireless headset with active noise reduction, you will see that to choose something especially not from what. From there are decent brand new Sony WF-1000XM3, have Huawei Freebuds and, in General, everything. Perhaps it is the headphone output from a Sony “gave” an Apple to accelerate the development of new AirPods.

Sony WF-1000XM3

Yes, there are electronic earplugs Bose Sleepbuds, but this is a very strange device with a strange positioning. Everything else is mostly cheap Chinese crafts and wonders of China, but with the logos more or less well-known companies like Motorola VerveOnes+. Thus, Apple can take a virtually empty niche in the market.

However, it is necessary to understand that such a small (almost no) choice is not due to the reluctance of manufacturers to release a True Wireless headphone with active noise reduction. This type of headphone is maximally complicated in design and manufacture. It slips a bunch, and you can insert anything.

So arranged, the Sony WF-1000XM3. If Apple is to hold your headphones?

And here it is necessary in a small enclosure to accommodate, in addition to those already there are components still a lot of things responsible for “noise reduction”. It should “throw it” battery, and make it all as easy. Earphone Sony, for example, weighs as much as 19 grams. Vs 4 grams AirPods creation of the Japanese looks like a sumo wrestler.

Before Apple really challenging and ambitious task. I hope the company get everything done, and not to give false hope, as with AirPower.