AirPods 3: Apple s price question still unanswered

AirPods 3: Apple s price question still unanswered

The AirPods 3 should be expected at the iPhone event, but Apple's price plans are still relatively unpredictable. Even an above-average well-informed Apple expert gives us two possible scenarios and does not yet know which Apple will ultimately decide on.

Apple insider Ming-Chi Kuo confirms previous reports - Apple will actually present the AirPods 3 at the same time as the iPhone 13 on Tuesday. But he cannot definitively answer the price question either , two possible approaches are conceivable for him (source: Ming-Chi Kuo via MacRumors).

AirPods 3 prices: Apple has 2 options

Regardless of which one will arrive, according to Kuo, Apple will still leave the AirPods 2 as a (cheap) option in its portfolio . A tactic that we already know from the iPhone and Apple Watch. Instead of developing a budget model, you simply leave an older version in the program. But which two scenarios are now possible?

Number 1: AirPods 3 will be more expensive than AirPods 2 , AirPods 2 will not be reduced in price. Number 2: The AirPods 3 take over the original price point of the AirPods 2 , the AirPods 2 are reduced in price.

It gets more complicated again, because the Beats Studio Buds from Apple ( in the video ) are also a cheap alternative to the new AirPods 3 and even offer ANC (watch it on Amazon):

No more wired charging case

What Kuo does not explicitly take up is a rumor of the past few days. As a result, the AirPods 3 will only be available with a wireless charging case , with the AirPods 2 the customer still has the choice. What would therefore also be conceivable for us: The AirPods 2 with wired charging case will remain in the portfolio and will be slightly reduced in price, the AirPods 3 cost as much as the AirPods 2 with wireless charging case, but they will be sold out. Whatever happens, we will be able to experience it in the livestream for the Apple event - it starts at 7 p.m. on September 14th.

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