Apple has announced the new third generation AirPods with brand new design, Spatial audio and a longer battery life on both the AirPods themselves and the charging case.
In addition to the features mentioned above Apple has also added new features like the Adaptive HQ, which uses computational audio to deliver adaptive sound.
Third generation AirPods feature a complete redesign and look more like the current AirPods Pro than their predecessor. The new design has a shorter stem. It is also sweat and water resistant with IPX4 rating, and features a new force sensor that allows users to control music and attend phone calls.
This is the first time Apple has added Spatial Audio feature to AirPods, as the feature was previously limited to AirPods Pro and AirPods Max.
The third generation AirPods charging case comes with wireless charging support and can be charged with a MagSafe charger as well as any Qi Wireless Charging compatible wireless charger.
Apple says third generation AirPods offer an extra hour of battery life taking it up to 6 hours on a single charge. The AirPods 3 charging case offers 30 hours of total listening time, which is 4 hours more than the previous generation.
AirPods 3 costs $179 and is available for purchase today in the US and 26 other countries. The headphones will be available in stores by October 26.