SlashLeaks has shared a hazy image from contributor Leakspinner that it says shows the AirPods 3 "in the wild".
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The image shows what seems to be a smaller AirPods charging case placed on a smartphone, with Leakspinner describing the model as a prototype.
You can see the incredibly blurry image below.
Don't get too excited
If this leaked image is genuine, we could be in for an even more compact Apple AirPods charging case – and potentially smaller earbuds. It would make sense, as true wireless earbuds are getting smaller as the technology improves, and the AirPods' long stems was subject to ridicule when they were first revealed in 2016.
Saying that, the AirPods have become something of a cultural icon, and we can't see Apple messing around with their form factor too much.
Furthermore, the image is incredibly blurry, and there's nothing to indicate that the charging case is a genuine Apple prototype – in reality, we could be looking at any old true wireless charging case.
So, we wouldn't get too excited about the AirPods 3 just yet – in any case, we're not expecting them to launch until 2020, seeing as the original AirPods were upgraded so recently.
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