Apple offers a very popular line of true wireless earbuds under the AirPods brand and with increasing competition in the market, it is releasing a version that is updated at regular intervals to stay ahead of the rest.
Today, at its ‘Unleashed’ event, Apple announced the third generation of its entry-level TWS headphones, dubbed Apple AirPods. These new headphones feature a redesigned design, as well as new features.
The company offers Spatial Audio with dynamic head tracking for a more immersive experience. In addition, Apple adds that support for the AAC-ELD codec can improve speech quality.
Apple also says the microphones are covered with an “acoustic mesh” to help reduce wind noise. There is also newly added support for Adaptive EQ which tunes audio in real time and works similarly to Adaptive EQ on AirPods Pro and AirPods Max.
The third iteration of the AirPods is rated IPX4, making it resistant to sweat and water. There is also support for hands-free Siri and a skin sensor that detects when the headphones are worn or not for the autoplay feature to work properly.
There’s also a new one-touch setup that quickly pairs headphones with Apple products. As for battery life, the company claims six hours of listening time and 30 hours of total usage with the charging case. In addition, the charging case is now compatible with MagSafe charging.
Apple’s new AirPods are priced at $ 179 in the US. It’s now on pre-order and will start shipping from next week. In India they are priced at 18,500 and will start shipping from October 26.