before buy new Airpods 3 . You must need to know everything we know about the Apple AirPods 3
The Apple AirPods 3 is set to become Apple’s next major headphones launch. Following the premium-priced AirPods Pro and AirPods Max, the AirPods 3 will likely see see Apple return to a more affordable price point with a direct successor to the 2nd-generation 2019 Apple AirPods.
Nonetheless, rumors also suggest that Apple will seek to fit the AirPods 3 with significant upgrades. Features taken from the company’s higher-end headphones could appear, to create a new pair that combines some premium capabilities with a more accessible price. While this approach could result in a different product entirely, the also-rumored AirPods Pro Lite, either way a hardware upgrade is looking likely. And with an Apple event potentially happening on March 23, we could see the AirPods 3 very soon indeed.
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In the meantime, there’s no shortage of intriguing leaks to sift through. Here’s everything we know about the Apple AirPods 3 so far, including the potential AirPods 3 release date, price, specs, features, and more.
Apple AirPods 3 release date
The COVID-19 panemic has thrown a wrench in Apple’s schedule. At one point, the AirPods 3 was listed for a 2020 release, but with the recent launch of the AirPods Max, it became pretty evident that we won’t see the wireless earbuds until sometime in 2021 at the earliest.
The Elec’s leak claims that the AirPods 3 will be 20% cheaper than the AirPods Pro, putting it at $199 according to the latter’s current pricing. That’s actually quite the hike up from the $159 AirPods 2, which might disappoint anyone hoping that their direct follow-up would share a similar MSRP.
What’s more, the only way to get them cheaper might involve buying a whole new iPhone. All of those reports about the iPhone 12 not including a free pair of AirPods turned out to be true (except for Apple fans in France), which experts believe is part of a bigger strategy. Excluding them is said to naturally drive sales of the entire AirPods collection. Should that be the case, speculation leads us to believe that Apple will launch some type of AirPods promotion to coincide with any future iPhone or iPad launches.
In addition, there is talk of Apple rolling out a payment plan service for the AirPods and all other upcoming Apple products, as reported by Fortune. This would allow customers to purchase the AirPods 3 “over monthly installments via its Apple Card credit card,” with costs split up “over several months with interest-free payments.”
Pricing could also vary based on what new specs Apple stuffs inside the AirPods 3’s porcelain-white shell. Whatever route the company goes, the purchase is going to come at a premium.