There have now been several leaks concerning the AirPods 3. According to the latest leaked photos, like the ones below, the AirPods 3 are getting a new design.
— LeaksApplePro (@LeaksApplePro) March 10, 2021
This makes me nervous. Even though I have some ridiculously fancy headphones, I use the standard AirPods all day long while I’m making calls and meandering about the house. (Power tip: Just wear one at a time.) The existing AirPods fit comfortably in my ears. This new design, if true, looks a lot more like the AirPods Pro, which don’t fit my ears as well.
The AirPods are such a successful product that I expect Apple wouldn’t have changed the design unless they were sure they’d be just as comfortable as the last design. Nevertheless … yikes.