Rumor has it that Apple will use an almost identical design between the AirPods 3 and the AirPods Pro, with silicone ear tips at the end. But we’re starting to think that the AirPods 3 will have an open ear design, like the AirPods 1 and 2, without rubber ear tips at the end.
It would make sense, differentiating the 3’s from the Pro’s. In-ear design, like that of the AirPods Pro, offers superior isolation from outside noise and is a great foundation for active noise cancellation.
It’s rumored that the AirPods 3 will have Spatial audio, but no active noise cancellation and that they’ll cost around $150.
Apple is expected to hold an event for the AirPods 3 later this month, possibly on March 23 (coinciding with OnePlus’ 9 and 9 Pro event).