Apple on Monday unveiled the third generation AirPods aka AirPods (3rd generation) at its ‘Unleashed’ event. The new entry-level AirPods are the successors to the AirPods 2 that were unveiled in March 2019. Unlike the previous models or the original AirPods, which were launched back in 2016, the Apple AirPods (3rd generation) come with an enhanced design that is similar to the looks. Very similar to AirPods Pro. There are shorter stems to provide better grip and better ergonomics. The next-generation AirPods also come with a wireless charging case as standard that supports Apple’s MagSafe. Apart from the new AirPods, Apple brought Apple Music Voice service and new HomePod mini color options, namely Blue, Orange and Yellow.
Apple AirPods (3rd generation) price in India, availability details
Apple AirPods (3rd generation) The price in India is set at Rs. 18,500. The new Truly Wireless Stereo (TWS) earbuds will be available for order in the country Apple India Online Store Starting Monday and will go on sale through Tuesday, October 26. In the US, the new AirPods will be available for $179 (roughly Rs. 13,500). The earbuds will also be available in more than 26 other countries and territories starting Tuesday.
In 2019, AirPods (2nd generation) Were launched In India Rs. 14,900. Apple also brought a wireless charging case option priced at Rs. 18,900. The AirPods 2 was made available in the US with a starting price of $79 (approximately Rs 5,800), while the model with a wireless charging case was available for $199 (approximately Rs 14,600).
With AirPods (3rd generation), Apple brought homepod mini In addition to white and gray in blue, orange and yellow. The new color options will be available in November through the Apple India online store and through Apple authorized resellers.
Apple AirPods (3rd Generation) Specifications
The most noticeable and significant change that Apple AirPods (3rd generation) brings is the AirPods Pro-like design. The earbuds also come with a force sensor for pressure control – just like the AirPods Pro. In addition, the AirPods (3rd generation) – like the previous model – include a hands-free ‘Hey Siri’ voice assistant feature. also have support for Dolby Atmos In Apple Music. The new model also brings a custom driver and a high dynamic range amplifier that are both said to enhance bass output and deliver clean high frequencies.
Apple has supported the AAC-ELD codec to deliver Full HD voice quality for FaceTime calls. It also has Adaptive EQ support which is claimed to help tune sound in real time based on how the AirPods fit in the user’s ear. In addition, the AirPods (3rd generation) include Spatial Audio with Dynamic Head Tracking – technology previously available on the AirPods Pro and AirPods Max.
The new AirPods also include a skin-detect sensor that is claimed to hold the earbuds in the ear or in a pocket or on a table and pause playback when removed.
On the battery front, Apple claims that the AirPods (3rd generation) offer an additional hour of battery life compared to previous generations with up to six hours of listening time and up to four hours of talk time. There is also wireless charging support on the bundled case which supports the MagSafe protocol. Additionally, the AirPods (3rd generation) are rated to deliver about an hour of battery life in just five minutes of charging. Users will also get 30 hours of total listening time with four additional charges in the case.
apple music voice
Along with the new AirPods, Apple at its virtual event introduced Apple Music Voice as a new subscription-based plan that will be available for Rs. 49 ($4.99 in the US) per month. It will be available exclusively to users who are accessing Apple Music using Siri. The new plan will initially be available in 17 countries across the world, namely Australia, Austria, Canada, China Mainland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Spain, Taiwan, US and UK. It will sit alongside existing personal and family plans and will be available for one user account to access across all Apple devices.
Apple Music’s individual plan is available at Rs. 99 per month and the family plan with a maximum of six accounts is available at Rs. 149 per month. Both of these existing plans support Apple Music’s premium offerings, including spatial audio and lossless audio, lyrics, and music video that aren’t available with the new Voice plan.