AirPods 3
AppleMagazine|October 29, 2021
Refined sound experience, with a huge battery

Though there’s no doubt that it was the M1 Pro and M1 Max MacBook Pro models that were the stars of the show at Apple’s Unleashed event this October, an added benefit was the launch of the third-generation AirPods, bolstering the world’s most popular in-ear headphones and offering some Pro features we’ve come to love at a friendlier price tag.

INTRODUCING AIRPODS 3

Speaking at this year’s Unleashed event, which saw Apple show off new MacBook Pro models and HomePod minis alongside the new AirPods, Greg Joswiak, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing, said that the in-ears had “forever changed wireless headphones with their groundbreaking design, incredible sound, and magical experience. We are excited to introduce the next generation of AirPods,” he added, before introducing the new product, offering next-level sound through Adaptive EQ and spatial audio with dynamic head tracking, which make the world’s most popular headphones even better.

As had been widely rumored for more than a year prior to their launch, AirPods 3 have been given a new look that’s reminiscent of the AirPods Pro. They’re lightweight and contoured, offering added comfort over the first and second-generation models, directing audio into the ear. Apple says that it’s shortened the stem on the third generation to offer a “more subtle” appearance, but it still packs its punch and offers the intuitive force sensor as AirPods Pro for media control. Apple says that the new AirPods are resistant to both sweat and water, with an IPX4 rating for both the earbuds and the charging case, making them ideal when you are out and about on a run or catching up on your favorite podcast in the rain walking home.

TURNING UP THE VOLUME ON AUDIO

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