New AirPods Pro 3: Innovative Features Revealed

AirPods Pro 3 - NOT what you’d expect!


Therefore, the Apple AirPods Pro 3 were one of the most expected and rumored gadgets in tech. From built-in screens and new designs to many more stories attached to them, which have left the ears of very expectant fans ringing. However, recent run-ins with an AirPods Pro 3 early sample have some questioning if that's true.

This newsletter takes a look at the AirPods Pro 3 in detail, giving its background and discussing the features and functionalities that might be on offer.

Background on AirPods Pro 3

AirPods Pro 3 are in the air, rumored to have a built-in screen—a whole new ball game from the preceding conventional models of AirPods. Rumors of the Chinese manufacturers working toward the realization of such a concept even further excite the excitement for the AirPods Pro 3. More importantly, the new design and possibly new chips, such as the H3, should indicate huge improvements in active noise cancellation and transparency.

And last but not least, the long-rumored body temperature sensor that would assure the positioning of AirPods Pro 3 right at the top in health-monitoring wearable technology devices. What concerns the consumers actually are that all these new features will also translate into the price point of the AirPods Pro 3. The blog will emphasize the potential impacts of the new features on the price and shed some light on considerations likely to matter for consumers.

Unboxing: First Impressions

When unboxing the AirPods Pro 3, right from the start, one sees very clearly some of the remarkable features of the packaging: how it protects the manual, ear tips, and the presentation overall—that is, chic and good design, similar to the original AirPods.

However, the new addition is the built-in screen of the case, which removes it from the previous generations. But the manual offers a very short description of what the screen might be used for, leaving one to wonder how one is to make fullest use of it. The screen contains different panels: those are the indicators of the battery, control of music, control of brightness, language settings, a panel with audio modes, and EQ settings. Also, there is a find my AirPods function. Last but not least, the panel of even a flashlight was there. The design is interesting, and the concept quite cool, but how practical and functional that screen really will be—well, that will have to be tested out through everyday wear and tear.

Features of AirPods Pro 3

AirPods Pro 3: The biggest addition is a built-in display on the case for the AirPods Pro 3, which was missing on its predecessor.

The screen panels give users easy access to the levels of batteries, controls for music, EQ settings, find my AirPods feature, wallpapers, and flashlights all configurable according to the user's preference. This opens room for some possible use cases that can show the recently played songs or albums to the user, get quick access to the playlists, and show the top podcasts to him, among other features that would improve the overall user experience. Together with this are built-in music storage and advanced find-my-earbuds features, apart from third-party app integrations that could also be expected of the AirPods Pro 3. There is also a new chip, most probably H3, which will bring improvements to active noise canceling, transparency, and general sound quality. Body temperature sensors have been rumored to be added for a long time; it would revolutionize wearable health monitoring technology. Of course, whether or not these new features will balloon the price point will always be a concern for consumers, and this would need to play into consumer reasoning.

User Experience: Pros and Cons

The AirPods Pro 3 with a built-in screen have evoked both good and bad experiences among the early users. It means some advantages are going to be the convenience of accessing quick EQ settings and individual AirPods and battery levels from the case. However, he remarked that the music and volume controls were far more responsive when working them on the AirPods or through the Apple Watch and iPhone. They also ranted about a laggy user interface and, most importantly, how it is practically absurd to be reaching for the case every time the earbuds need to be used, particularly during music sessions. Though, the potential for more use cases—the latest song or album history, easier access to playlists, or maybe even the top podcasts—was alluded to as features that could definitely upgrade the general user experience. On another thought, the usability and usefulness of the built-in screen still remain a hotbed of debate.

Future Possibilities: Potential Use Cases

It holds the prospect of other use cases for AirPods Pro 3, which come with a built-in screen. Some of the use cases might include: the recent tracks or albums played are displayed on the screen, your playlists are displayed for easier access, and the most popular podcasts are shown on the screen. These characteristics will enable overall better user experience, since they will enable faster and easier access to music and podcasts without having to wade through the many apps integrated into a phone or any other gadget. Other features to be brought to life with the Three are: visual indication of when charging, advanced find-my features, and built-in music storage. Also, third-party developers could implement applications in such a way users could have the ability to use several custom tiles for a more personalized experience. Apart from the exploration for potential use cases, Apple also explores and researches for development that keeps growing its innovative catalog of devices, and the AirPods Pro 3 are no exception, as they will include a built-in screen to improve user-device interactions.

Upcoming AirPods Models and Rumored Features

Apart from the awaited AirPods Pro 3, Apple is gearing up to introduce new AirPods models—one of them is New AirPods Max, while the other two include AirPods 4S and AirPods Light—each one definitely going to have several new features and improvements. The AirPods Pro 3 is rumored to feature a design refresh and a built-in screen that would likely be powered by a new H3 chip. The new chip can bring greater advances in active noise canceling and transparency in providing an era of new immersive audio experience.

This is coming before long-standing rumors that the AirPods Pro 3 will also come with an added body temperature sensor—just one more breakthrough in health monitoring wearable technology. This might mean that then the AirPods Pro 3 would be turned into a multifunction device: one for audio listening and health monitoring, in order to more exactly record the temperatures involved in the process. One aspect that consumers will have in mind is the potential price point impact of these new features, with expectations placing them at a higher price, considering the advanced functionality of the AirPods Pro 3.

Concerns: Price and Market Competition

But in case a built-in screen and a body temperature sensor are added, for example, in the case of AirPods Pro 3 being in the product line, this fact can raise some doubts about the pricing of the products. With the current AirPods Pro valued at Dhs 919, that could see the value double with advanced functionalities in store, with a possibility to be even or exceed Dhs 1,102.

This upward shift in price may make it so that consumers weigh the benefits of owning AirPods Pro 3 against other products within the Apple ecosystem—for example, the Apple Watch SE, where one gets a plethora of functionality for approximately the same money. Further, strong competition from other giants of tech and third-party alternatives in the market of earbuds wireless may negatively affect the perception of the value of AirPods Pro 3, especially if price will become one of the deciding points while making a choice for a consumer.

Community Feedback: Would You Use AirPods Pro 3?

That alone is enough reason for tech enthusiasts and consumers to be talking about the likelihood of the AirPods Pro 3 with the built-in screen actually being launched. This had given room to questions about the essence of practicality and usability of this new feature, such as the introduction of the screen and related functions. Apple users and prospective consumers have been debating how the screen on the AirPods will be helpful to them, mostly in terms of usability and convenience in day-to-day uses. That increases curiosity in the different use cases and benefits a built-in screen might be able to offer, therefore leading to different opinions and points of view in the tech community. As AirPods Pro 3 close in on the launch, insights and feedback from the customer base are going to be crucial to influence how this innovative product is received and adopted in the marketplace.


Q1: What are the potential use cases for the AirPods Pro 3 with a built-in screen?

A: The inclusion of a built-in screen in the AirPods Pro 3 opens up several potential use cases. Notifications, caller ID, and even control music playback display on their paired device screen without access. On another hand, that same screen may support features like fitness tracking, workout display stats, or navigation help.

This will, therefore, increase convenience and access to the users, more so when they need access to the smartphone but probably can't get to it or it isn't safe to access it—for example, say, during workouts or commuting.

Q2: Can the integration of a body temperature sensor in the AirPods Pro 3 change the game for health monitoring wearable technology?

Bringing on board the body temperature sensor, AirPods Pro 3 would really redefine how wearable technology looks at health monitors.

Continuous body temperature measurement would allow its users to better track health changes, more especially since these often signal the onset of a disease process. This feature would be of much-needed help in the current global health crisis, where detecting symptoms early is everything. The last, if added to the Apple Health app, might offer the users a clear overview of their health, hence making it easier to manage wellness.

Q3: What are the potential implications of the new features on the price point of the AirPods Pro 3?

A: Some of the new inclusions are such as a built-in screen and body temperature sensor, which have been added to the AirPods Pro 3.

All such advanced features would require extra components and technology; hence, the cost of manufacturing at Apple increases. Consequently, what would have to be expected would be a higher retail price by consumers, compared to former models of AirPods. This, however, more often than not is an Apple pricing strategy based on the perceived value, features, market demand, and competition. The new features, therefore, in as much as they may contribute to the price being a bit high, could be Apple maintaining a balance to have the product still competitive in the market.

Q4: How will the addition of third-party applications and developers building customized tiles enhance the user experience of the AirPods Pro 3?

A: This will greatly improve the user experience when it comes to the AirPods Pro 3 for third-party applications and developers deploying custom tiles. So, opening its platform to developers would become a way for Apple to push forward the innovative apps and functionalities being developed specifically for the AirPods ecosystem. These could include, for example, productivity software, tools for fitness monitoring, and language translation applications or even gaming applications on the device's built-in screen.

It is such a great feature of customization that it would enable the user to make his experience with AirPods according to what he likes and what he needs, making this device have quite a wider use and adding more value to it.

Q5: What are the concerns regarding the price and market competition for the AirPods Pro 3?

A: Price and market competition of AirPods Pro 3 are related to affordability in pricing and the differentiation from competitive products. Usually, in every new model, it may reveal that Apple adds something new or improves the quality of the product, which may raise the cost of manufacturing, respectively the retail price. This could potentially price them out of some consumers, especially in a marketplace that has their available alternatives much cheaper. In addition, market competition by other similar brands that offer advanced-json-featured wireless earbuds may affect the success of the AirPods Pro 3. Sometimes, competitors may tend to offer almost the same features and, in some cases, even better ones at relatively cheaper prices, thus testing the market power of Apple. How Apple tries to communicate the different value proposition of the AirPods Pro 3 and its price premium will be key to these concerns and holding its market share.