At Apple's fall presentation on September 14 the AirPods 3rd generation wireless headphones were expected to debut. But that never happened.
However, a recent report by Digitimes says that the design of the new model has been approved and it has already gone into production . So there's no to worry about than the AirPods 3 headphones will be introduced before the end of this year.
Unfortunately, the report doesn't give an exact release date or price for the headphones, but
they are expected to be more expensive than their AirPods 2 predecessors, which have a price tag of $159. The new model is expected to get a design similar to AirPods Pro - in particular, with shorter legs. But but don't wait for active noise cancellation - it will remain exclusive to AirPods Pro and AirPods Max.