A new report suggests that Apple is gearing up to launch the third generation of AirPods aka AirPods 3 on May 18. In fact, the report goes on to state that on the same day, the tech giant will also announce its high fidelity tier of Apple Music. Also Read - Telegram CEO Pavel Durov blames Apple for delay in major update
The Cupertino based tech giant is yet to reveal details related to the products in question, so take the information with a pinch of salt. Also Read - Apple iPhone 14 supply chain unaffected, AirPods models may get USB-C charging port in 2023: Analyst
3rd gen AirPods coming next week?
As per a report by MacRumors, credit goes to YouTuber Luke Miani, Apple plans to release the next generation AirPods via an official press release on the slated date, May 18. The report suggests that the new AirPods could feature an updated design, similar to the high end AirPods Pro but minus the active noise cancellation support. Also Read - iPhone 14 Pro models may be more expensive than iPhone 13 Pro
In addition to Apple’s next generation AirPods, the tech is reportedly looking to also announce a brand new tier to its music streaming service, dubbed the Apple Music HiFi. This offers users high fidelity music.
The report further suggests that the Apple Music HiFi will cost 9.99 US Dollars, which is just as the same as the individual package offered by the company.
Previously revealed codes within the first beta of the upcoming iOS 14.6 update suggested that Apple Music HiFi streaming service will be limited to only compatible hardware. Apple is yet to reveal any information to the upcoming AirPods as well as Music HiFi.
AirPods 3: What we know so far
-Rumours suggests the AirPods 3 will feature a different design when compared to the existing iteration of AirPods. It will likely take cues from the Pro variant and feature a smaller stem.
-It is likely that the wireless charging case of the AirPods will also have a change in design. This time Apple could opt for a rectangular case design.
-AirPods 3 is also expected to offer an improved performance and features to make the audio experience better than ever before.
-The earbuds are expected to come with a new wireless chip, which apart from improving the audio output will improve the battery life significantly.
-The upcoming AirPods will have the ability to pair Apple devices much faster.