Yesterday Apple confirmed a new “Unleashed” launch event scheduled on October 18. The stars of the show will almost certainly be Apple’s next-generation ARM-based M-series chipset dubbed M1X and all-new 14” and 16” MacBook Pro laptops. Now Weibo leaker @PandaIsBald is also throwing in the long-rumored AirPods 3 to the mix.
Apple’s regular non-Pro AirPods 2 have been out since March 2019 and are clearly due for an update. The third generation was expected to drop at several previous Apple events though was nowhere to be seen. Based on past leaks and rumors AirPods 3 will carry an AirPods Pro-inspired design with shorter stems and a redesigned charging case though with the same in-ear design without silicone ear-tips. AirPods 3 will likely skip out on active noise canceling which will remain exclusive to the Pro model.