APPLE could still launch its “missing” AirPods 3 later this year.
The revamped wireless earbuds were widely expected to launch this week.
But a refreshed pair of AirPods was nowhere to be seen.
Apple AirPods 3 – still coming?
Now a new report by Digitimes claims that the AirPods are still on track to launch this year.
And as if by magic, we’re now awaiting the Apple Unleashed event on October 18.
It’s possible that the AirPods might be coming later, but still in time for Christmas.
Of course, it’s impossible to say for sure.
In the document, we see a technical sketch depicting an AirPods case on top of the MagSafe charger.
This is already possible, although the AirPods don’t snap to the MagSafe charger like the iPhone does.
A new version of the AirPods could have MagSafe magnets built in, to snap to the MagSafe charger and power up wirelessly.
Apple launched the AirPods back in 2016, releasing a second-generation in 2019.
The firm has also released more premium AirPods Pro, and expensive over-the-head AirPods Max.
Standard AirPods have since become a cultural icon and coveted accessory – and are now commonly seen around the world.
Some AirPods models offer wireless charging, so better support for MagSafe would be great news for fans.
Recent rumours suggest that the new AirPods will borrow the smaller design of the AirPods Pro.
But it’s expected that these entry-level AirPods won’t get the active noise cancellation seen on the Pro versions.
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