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Apple AirPods 3rd Generation: Price, Specifications, And More

Apple has recently announced the AirPods 3rd Generation. AirPods 3rd Generation is inspired by the AirPods Pro in terms of design. AirPods Pro and AirPods 3rd Generation look a lot similar to each other. Let’s discuss the pricing as well as the specifications of the Apple AirPods 3rd Generation.

AirPods 3rd Generation: Price And Availability

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Apple AirPods 3rd generation is priced at Rs. 18,500 (and $179 in the US). Customers can now order AirPods 3rd Generation from the Apple India Store. The AirPods are already available on the store from October 26.

AirPods 3rd Generation: Specifications

The new AirPods has support for spatial audio along with dynamic head tracking. It has Adaptive EQ powered by computational audio. Moreover, the new AirPods have better battery life than the last-gen AirPods.

The new AirPods have new force sensor controls for easy music control and accepting and declining phone calls. AirPods 3rd Gen has a custom driver along with a high dynamic range amplifier. It has a microphone that is covered by acoustic mesh to block the sound of winds.

 It has AAC-ELD, which is a superior speed codec for full HD voice quality. This ensures clear and natural communication during FaceTime calls. Apple has also included the support for wireless charging on this one. AirPods 3rd generation is IPX4 rated for water resistance.


Just like the previous-gen AirPods, the newer gen AirPods also feature an H1 chip that has Apple-designed acoustic system. Along with it, there is also support for Dolby Atmos. AirPods does not have ANC, and the ear tips are also missing as we have in AirPods Pro.

AirPods 3rd Generation has a new skin-detect sensor that detects if the AirPods are in the ear, in the pocket, or on a table, and pauses or resumes audio playback accordingly. The beam-forming mic on the AirPods blocks all the ambient noise, and it focuses on the voice of the user.

Talking about the battery life of the new AirPods, it has 6 hours of playback time without the case, and up to 30 hours of playback time with the case. Charging the AirPods for five minutes can provide a battery life of up to an hour.

Apple said that some features of the AirPods 3rd Generation require iOS 13 or iPadOS 13. Some features may not be compatible with the iPhone 6 or older models. These features may not work on iPad Air (1st Gen), iPad mini 3, and iPad mini 2.

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Anurag Jain

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