I love audio network recently learned from the supply chain about the dynamics of Apple's next-generation TWS headset airpods small / airpods 3. Its headset appearance may continue the in ear design of airpods pro, and the volume of the charging box will be reduced. It is the same product as the previously rumored "airpod Pro Lite", and it will sound better named airpods small / airpods 3.
In this X-ray perspective view, airpods small is more like a scaled down version of the right airpods pro. The internal structures of the headset and the charging box are basically the same, such as the unit structure in the headset and the wireless charging receiving coil of the charging box. However, it is difficult to achieve the overall size of airpods Pro as airpods 2, and the authenticity of this picture is in doubt.
I love the airpods small earphone shell and the shell of the charging cockpit learned by the audio network.
I love the design drawing of another earphone of airpods small learned by audio network. The pressure relief hole is relatively slender. Near the sound outlet, the earphone handle is also relatively long, retaining the pressure touch.
Compare the design of the inner shell of the airpods Pro headset.
In terms of hardware, airpods small may still be equipped with H1 chip and support Siri voice assistant real-time wake-up. These have long been the standard configuration of airpods. Therefore, if airpods small continues the appearance design of airpods pro, the positioning of this product will be awkward: on the one hand, the two have similar structural design. If airpods small does not support active noise reduction, it may have only in ear / semi in ear design difference from airpods 2, which is made for those who like in ear design and small volume charging box.
On the other hand, if the airpods small is equipped with a new chip to support active noise reduction, the battery life may not be as good as the airpods Pro due to the reduction of the volume of the headset and charging box, and the hardware configuration such as pressure sensing may also shrink, which will make the product pricing more embarrassing.
Earlier, it was also disclosed that Apple was working with supply chain partners in Taiwan to develop several upcoming products, including the so-called "airpod Pro Lite". Other products mentioned above include the next generation iPad, apple watch and IMAC products, which have been released by apple in recent months.