Apple’s newly published patent can indicate towards the much needed upgrades in AirPods 3. All those who have experienced their earbuds fall off every time they forcefully tap its control may benefit from this.
Up-gradation of AirPods 3 sensors for better controls?
In the current AirPods, sensors are present in the stems. These sensors allow the users to squeeze (AirPods Pro) or tap (AirPods 2) to play/pause music, activate Siri or answer calls. However, the AirPods 2 users have to use much force to tap the earbuds. This usually results in the earbuds falling off.
The AirPods 3 is likely to take care of this issue. Apple has filed a patent application for ‘portable listening device with sensors’. This could lead to a better experience and a much improved sensor. The patent has specifically mentioned capacitive sensors’ use as the device’s touch sensitive sensor for recognizing the ‘command signal to a paired electronic device’.
This is definitely an important potential of the AirPods 3. The capacitive word is usually used for the a fingerprint scanner of a type of display panel used in smartphones. These components easily respond to the controls or gestures of the user.
The AirPods3 may have capacitive sensors which will easily allow the user to control the device. This will ultimately lessen the instances of earbuds falling off the user’s ears.
It sounds like a plausible and promising upgrade for AirPods 3. However, it must be kept in mind that not all patent applications make it to an official feature of the hardware products.
Release Date of AirPods 3
Apple already has several hardware launch event for this year. AirPods 3 may not launch until next year.