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3rd Gen AirPods Debut With Spatial Audio & More for $179

3rd Gen AirPods official

Today after months of reports and rumors, Apple finally announced the all-new fully redesigned 3rd Gen AirPods with spatial audio and more. These new AirPods borrow design elements and features from the more expensive AirPods Pro in a similar yet updated design over the originals. Here’s what you need to know and when you can get your own.

These new 3rd Gen AirPods have a shorter stem while offering a popular one-size-fits-most design perfect for most ears.

3rd Gen AirPods: What’s New?

Combining the new design with Apple’s H1 chip, these new AirPods offer improved sound features like Spatial Audio and Adaptive EQ. Users are also getting wireless charging, a small battery life bump, and more, all for only $179. Plus, they’ll be available starting next week.

AirPods 3rd Gen New Features

The new AirPods 3rd gen has a completely redesigned custom driver built by Apple, force sensor touch controls on both stems, Dolby Atmos and Find My network support, not to mention sweat and water resistance.

As for battery life, Apple says users can expect a slight increase to 6-hours of continuous listening, with the battery case offering four total charges. As a result, the AirPods and the case will deliver a combined 30-hours of battery life.

3rd Gen AirPods Price & Release Date

New 3rd Gen AirPods Price

Since first arriving in 2016, the original AirPods have become some of the most popular earbuds or headphones ever. And while we did get a minor update in 2019, this is the first significant change to Apple’s buds. Since then, however, several other brands have released excellent alternatives, but these are Apple’s answer.

Now for what you really want to know. The all-new 3rd Gen AirPods cost $179 and will be available starting next week, with deliveries starting October 26th. Grab yours from the link below.

3rd Gen AirPods

Buy the all-new redesigned 3rd Gen AirPods for $179 today. Shipping next week.

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Cory Gunther has been writing about phones, Android, cars, and technology in general for over a decade. He's a staff writer for Review Geek covering roundups, EVs, and news. He's previously written for GottaBeMobile, SlashGear, AndroidCentral, and InputMag, and he's written over 9,000 articles. Read Full Bio »