We’re joking. Sorta. The Apple AirPods 3 were finally unveiled this morning in California and that sucking sound you heard around 1 p.m. EST was all of the bandwidth being consumed.
At the Apple October 18, 2021 event, along with all the Mac-related news, Apple finally revealed what AirPod users have been waiting for, Generation 3!
AirPods (3rd generation) build on the great sound quality that AirPods are known for, starting with a custom driver and a high dynamic range amplifier that together produce powerful bass with crisp, clean high frequencies.
The microphone is covered by an acoustic mesh to help reduce the sound of wind, so the speaker’s voice comes across distinctly on calls. AirPods also feature AAC-ELD, a superior speech codec that offers full HD voice quality, providing clear, natural communication for FaceTime calls.
Here is a quick rundown on what upgrades the Apple AirPods 3 will offer users.
- New Contour Design for increased comfort and better direction of audio into your ears.
- Newly Designed Low Distortion Speaker Driver for clear highs and tight bass.
- Adaptive EQ provides a customized audio listening experience in real-time.
- Compatible with Apple Spatial Audio with Dolby Atmos.
- Dynamic Head Tracking is included. Voices, dialog, or music vocals always sound like they are coming from the correct direction regardless if you turn your head.
- A Skin-Detect Sensor can tell if the AirPods are in an ear, pocket, or on the table for improved sound quality in those situations.
- Beam Forming Microphones block out ambient noise and focus on the user’s voice, while users can also enjoy a hands-free experience by simply saying “Hey Siri” for requests.
- One Touch-Setup makes pairing with other Apple devices quick and easy.
- Audio-Sharing allows music streaming between two sets of AirPods, AirPods, or AirPods Max when using an iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, or Apple Tv.
- Sweat and Water Resistant.
- 6 hours of music listening time on a full charge.
- 5 Minutes of charge can provide up to 1 hour of listening time.
- Compatible with Magsafe Wireless Charging.
Price & Availability
Price: $179.00 at Apple.com (Available for order now!)
Check out the complete Apple AirPod 3 Announcement
Check out everything else that was announced at the Apple October 18th Event