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AirPods 3 details: hybrid in-ear design, optional ear tips & coming soon for ~$150

Mar 12, 2021

AirPods 3 details: hybrid in-ear design, optional ear tips & coming soon for ~$150

The leak: New photos of AirPods 3 provide our closest look yet at the upcoming earbuds, shared first by 52audio (not yet tracked).


  • These new images show AirPods 3 as a ‘semi-in-ear’ design between AirPods 2 and AirPods Pro, with the option to use ear tips for a different fit
  • 52audio says the same H1 chip will remain, and the price will be around $150
  • AirPods 3 may launch as soon as Apple’s March 23 event

Our take: As I hoped, the ear tips will be optional! These look like they’ll be the perfect upgrade over AirPods 2, but I do find it out that apparently the same H1 audio chip will be inside…