The much anticipated AirPods 3 have finally been announced at Apple’s “Unleashed” event. The third-generation AirPods come in a completely new compact and lightweight design with water and sweat resistance, longer battery life, support for MagSafe wireless charging, and much more.
All new AirPods 3 features
The new contoured design offers a comfortable fit and delivers audio directly into the ear. As oppose to its predecessor models, the new AirPods 3 have a shorter stem and intuitive force sensor for media control like the AirPods Pro. It comes will an IPX4 rating sweat and water resistance earbuds and charging case.
The redesigned charging case is shorted in height and wider like the AirPods Pro charging case.
Powered by the H1 chip, the new headphones are equipped with a custom driver and high dynamic range amplifier to produce powerful bass with crisp and clean high frequencies. It features AAC-ELD that offers full HD voice quality for natural communication and the microphone is covered by an acoustic mesh to reduce the noise of wind for an improved FaceTime calls experience.
Like AirPods Pro and AirPods Max, the new AirPods 3 use computational audio to support Adaptive EQ and spatial audio with dynamic head tracking.
Battery and MagSafe charging
The third-generation AirPods offer an extra hour of battery life than their predecessor model with up to 6 hours of listening time and up to 4 hours of talk time. Five minutes of charging can give an hour of battery life.
A fully charged case can give up to 30 hours of listening time. Apple has extended MagSafe wireless charging support to AirPods 3.
Price and availability
AirPods 3 will retail for $179 and are available for order on apple.com in 26 countries and regions starting today and will be available in stores on Tuesday, October 26, 2021.
Greg Joswiak, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing said:
“AirPods forever changed wireless headphones with their groundbreaking design, incredible sound, and magical experience. We are excited to introduce the next generation of AirPods, featuring unrivaled sound through Adaptive EQ and spatial audio with dynamic head tracking, along with seamless interaction between Apple devices — making the world’s best-selling headphones even better.”
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