AirPods 3, Apple is expected to release new versions of both AirPods and AirPods Pro this year. In the latest news, these next-generation wireless headphones, often referred to as AirPods 3 and AirPods Pro 2, to differentiate them from the current generation of models, are likely to be sold under the AirPods and AirPods Pro names. Since these aren’t products that are updated every year like iPhones, it makes sense that their new models aren’t numbered.
Aside from the naming convention, there is no indication when the AirPods 3 will be released yet. However, there is more evidence that Apple is working on a new pair of affordable wireless headphones. Interestingly, some counterfeiters from China started to issue fake ones AirPods 3 before Apple released more genuine products. Although these products are not real, the design is believed to be the same or close to the actual model.
AirPods imitations are nothing new. They have been around for years and these fakes look so good that customers buying AirPods and AirPods Pro from unauthorized sellers should be very careful not to buy fakes instead of real ones.
There is no original product yet to compare them with the AirPods 3 that appear in online videos. The wireless headset shown below, which is believed to be the same design as the expected AirPods, is very similar to the AirPods Pro that Apple is currently selling. A leak from a trusted source a few weeks ago showed us images of the alleged new AirPods 3
Various rumors suggest that Apple has adopted the Pro design for the expected AirPods 3 fashion model. The headphones have a smaller body like the Pro models. The charging case won’t be as big as the original AirPods, but it will be wider like the AirPods Pro charging case. Unlike Pro earbuds, the new one is AirPods 3 does not have removable silicone tips and does not support active noise cancellation.
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The video clip above, first published on TikTok in China, shows the AirPods 3 flashes, which are quite similar to the product we assume to be true, based on previous ones AirPods 3 to leak.
It is unclear who produced this fake AirPods 3s, where they were sold or how much they cost. The company that made these counterfeit products probably had some kind of insider knowledge about the design, or they just rely on leaks to mislead customers.
In fact, these are fake AirPods 3, which has appeared in China, may not be an indication that the original product will be released anytime soon. While the new AirPods headphones are expected to be released this spring, Ming-Chi Kuo, a trusted source when it comes to Apple products, recently said that mass production of the new AirPods headphones won’t begin until the third quarter of 2021.
The first generation of AirPods launched towards the end of 2016. The second-generation model went on sale in mid-March 2019. AirPods Pro went on sale abroad at the end of October 2019.