Along with all-new 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models, Apple also unveiled the new AirPods 3 at its “Unleashed” virtual event, which now has a similar design to the premium AirPods Pro and features a new wireless chip, improved battery life, wireless charging support, and is priced at $179.
AirPods 3 Specs
The new entry-level Apple AirPods 3 looks quite similar to AirPods Pro, with a shorter stem, more in-ear design, and are resistant to sweat and water, with an IPX4 rating for both the earbuds and the charging case. These AirPods are equipped with a custom, low distortion driver and have AirPods Pro’s Adaptive EQ feature that automatically adjusts frequencies in real-time for better audio.
AirPods 3 is the first entry-level model to have Spatial Audio support and uses its new sensors to detect the user’s head movements to create an immersive surround audio experience. Sadly, it does not feature advanced capabilities like Active Noise Cancellation or Transparency Mode, but it does have Dolby Atmos support.
Apple claims that the AirPods 3 charging case features MagSafe and can also be charged via Lightning and gives up to six hours of listening time per charge and up to 30 hours of total listening time with the charging case.
Price and Availabilty
AirPods 3 are now available to pre-order from Apple.com for $179, with first orders will arrive next week on Tuesday, October 26.
Along with this, Apple also announced that next month, the HomePod mini will be available in three new colors: yellow, orange, and blue which will join the existing white and space gray options for the $99 and a new Apple Music Voice Plan, available for $5 per month.