Apple announced new sleep tracking and fitness capabilities for its Apple Watch, both of which leverage user data on multiple devices, including the iPhone. Amidst the several speculations, a new rumor utters around the possible launch of the Airpods 3. He claims we will see the next generation of AirPods in exactly a year's time, with the plan being to debut them at WWDC 2021.
Apple's AirPods software is being updated with new automatic device switching and a surround sound Spatial Audio mode for AirPods Pro.
Kuo also expects Apple to offer an AirPods promotion sometime in the second half od 2020, perhaps offering a discount when customers purchase AirPods alongside an iPhone 12.
According to Ives, the features are "impressive" and "hint at another version of [AirPods] being released by holiday season".
Also, having a design "similar to AirPods Pro" doesn't necessarily mean that the Cupertino giant would use silicone ear tips.
As well as allowing for clever virtual Dolby Atmos, the AirPods Pro will also be able to tracks the motion of your head and your device, to ensure that the audio always appear to originate from the correct position. Instead, if the upcoming AirPods feature an in-ear design they will automatically end up blocking a certain degree of external noise passively. Now, the fresh Spatial Audio will recreate an authentic surround sound experience. One of the reasons behind the strategy is to help increase the sales of Apple's AirPods.
And indeed, previous reports on the iPhone 12 suggested that the smallest iPhones could come with a dual-camera configuration on the back, while the bigger two would feature a three-camera setup.