05 April 2019
A new report stating AirPods 3 will include noise-cancellation tech has surfaced and it includes a few key specifics as well. According to DigiTimes, Apple will launch its 3rd-generation AirPods with noise cancelation function by the end of this year. Well, while the function that the new truly wireless headphones will include makes sense, after all, it’s about upgrading, the claim on the launch isn’t making any sense.
Understand that the AirPods 2 launch got delayed by a year and it launched just last month, so we are unable to have its successor by the end of the same year. Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman has the same belief on its launch timeframe and according to him, it will only happen in next year, 2020. While reporting this, he also reported a few more details on the upcoming AirPods back in February.
Now, DigiTimes citing industry sources claims that Taiwan’s Inventec will reportedly be the major assembler of AirPods 2, while China’s Luxshare Precision will also grab part of the orders for the new device.
Note that the upcoming AirPods pair may get a different design to accommodate noise cancelation tech. It could bring up new design and assembly challenges because according to the sources, noise cancellation tech is hard to harness. Well, this may give Apple a chance to change the design of its wireless earphones because many feel AirPods don’t fit well in their ears. So, it’s better to achieve different goals while bringing a major change.
The report further claims, “earphones with the noise-cancellation function will consume more power than those without, and it remains to be seen how Apple will do to reduce power consumption, the sources indicated.”
Apple has already released the AirPods 2 with hands-free Sri functionality and optional wireless charging options. And from here, we would only see the advancements; noise-cancellation is the function that has come into the limelight. Previously, it was reported by Bloomberg, the new AirPods may include improved water resistance. More is yet to come, so stay tuned as we gather more information for you.