Translucent AirPods and 29W Power Adapter Prototypes Surface in Photos

Images of translucent prototype AirPods and a 29W Apple power adapter have been shared on Twitter by Apple device collector Giulio Zompetti. The prototypes, which appear to be either first-generation or second-generation AirPods, feature translucent plastic along the stem and around the outer side of the earbud, with the normal white plastic on the inner […]

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Best Black Friday AirPods Deals Available Today

It’s finally the morning of Black Friday 2021, and to kick things off we’re tracking the best deals across Apple’s AirPods lineup. Throughout the day we’ll be sharing the best sales for Apple devices like iPhone, Mac, and iPad, so be sure to follow us on Twitter for all of the latest Black Friday sales […]

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Black Friday: AirPods 3 Hit Record Low Price of $149.99 ($29 Off)

Amazon this morning has introduced a new record low price on the AirPods 3, available for $149.99, down from $179.00. At $29 off, this sale price beats the one that we were tracking earlier this week by about $5 and it’s only available on Amazon as of writing. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with […]

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Deals: Apple’s AirPods Pro With MagSafe Return to $189.99 ($59 Off)

Pre-holiday discounts on Apple’s AirPods lineup have continued to appear in the weeks leading up to Thanksgiving and Black Friday, and today we’re highlighting some of the best ongoing deals you can find. Starting with the AirPods Pro with MagSafe Charging Case, you can get this model for $189.99 on Amazon and Target, down from […]

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Deals: Take Up to $70 Off Apple’s AirPods Lineup

Today we’re tracking new sales on numerous models of Apple’s AirPods, starting with the AirPods with Wired Charging Case for $114.99, down from $159.00. This sale is also being matched at Walmart and at Target. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with these vendors. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may […]

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Deals: AirPods Pro With MagSafe and AirPods 3 Get Discounts on Amazon (Up to $29 Off)

We’re tracking a few discounts on the newest versions of Apple’s AirPods today, including the AirPods Pro with MagSafe Charging Case and AirPods 3. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with some of these vendors. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep the […]

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Video Comparison: AirPods 3 vs. AirPods Pro

Apple’s long-awaited third-generation AirPods launched yesterday alongside new MacBook Pro models, and we picked up a pair to compare them to the AirPods Pro. If you’re wondering whether you should choose the ‌AirPods Pro‌ or the AirPods 3 when buying AirPods for the first time or upgrading, this comparison video should help. There are a […]

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Apple’s Polishing Cloth and AirPods 3 Now Available for Same-Day Pickup at Select Apple Stores

Apple’s new $19 polishing cloth that it introduced alongside the redesigned 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models is now available for same-day pickup at many Apple Store locations across the United States and Canada. Apple Store pickup is a much quicker way of getting the polishing cloth for those who haven’t ordered one yet, as […]

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AirPods 3 and Polishing Cloth Orders Begin Shipping Out to Customers

Tomorrow is the official launch date of the AirPods 3 and accessories like Apple’s $19 Polishing Cloth, and orders have now started shipping out to customers ahead of the Tuesday delivery day. Multiple Twitter users and MacRumors readers have confirmed that their ‌AirPods 3‌ shipped today after sitting at the “Preparing to Ship” status for […]

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AirPods 3 Unboxing Videos and Reviews Shared Ahead of Tomorrow’s Launch

Apple’s embargo on reviews of the third-generation AirPods has now lifted ahead of its launch tomorrow, giving the first hands-on looks at the company’s latest earbuds. In addition to our upcoming review roundup, we have gathered together a number of unboxing videos and reviews of the new AirPods. The key new features of the third-generation […]

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AirPods 3 Features First Water-Resistant AirPods Charging Case

The MagSafe Charging Case for the third-generation AirPods features sweat and water resistance, making the standard AirPods the first to feature an IPX4-rated charging case. Apple promoted the sweat and water-resistance of the third-generation AirPods with the device’s announcement last week, but the IPX4 rating applies to both the earbuds and the charging case. The […]

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AirPods 3 vs. AirPods Pro Buyer’s Guide

This week, Apple announced a major update for its standard AirPods, with the new earbuds featuring spatial audio, Adaptive EQ, force sensors, sweat and water resistance, MagSafe charging, and more. Should you consider purchasing the $179 third-generation ‌AirPods‌, or do you need the higher-end AirPods Pro, which sell for $249? Our guide helps to answer […]

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AirPods 3 Feature Improved In-Ear Detection, Don’t Have Conversation Boost

Apple’s third-generation AirPods feature a new skin-detect sensor for improved in-ear detection, according to Apple’s tech specs page and Taiwanese research firm TrendForce. In a press release earlier this week, Apple confirmed that the third-generation AirPods feature a new skin-detect sensor that accurately discerns if the AirPods are in the ear — versus in a […]

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Deals: Don’t Want AirPods 3? Get Apple’s Previous-Gen AirPods With Wireless Charging Case for All-Time Low of $129

Following yesterday’s reveal of the third generation of AirPods, Amazon today is offering a new all-time low price on the second generation model. You can get the AirPods 2 with Wireless Charging Case for $129.00, down from $199.00. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with some of these vendors. When you click a link and […]

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Third-Gen AirPods Offer Only 5 Hours’ Listening Time With Spatial Audio Enabled

Apple on Monday announced third-generation AirPods, featuring an updated design, improved sound quality, and an extra hour of battery life compared to the second-generation ‌AirPods‌, which offer five hours of listening time. However, what Apple didn’t make very explicit in its marketing is that to get six hours out of its latest earphones, spatial audio […]

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Third-Generation AirPods Require iOS 13, Drop Support for Older iPhones, iPads, and iPods

The new third-generation AirPods drop support for older iPhones, iPads, and iPod touch models previously supported by the second-generation AirPods. According to Apple’s specifications page for the new AirPods, the third-generation AirPods do not support the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, and the iPhone 5s. They also drop support for the iPad mini 2 and […]

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Apple’s New AirPods Lineup Starts at $129 With AirPods 2, AirPods 3, AirPods Pro and AirPods Max

Apple today updated the AirPods lineup with the AirPods 3, which feature an AirPods Pro-like design featuring shorter stems, spatial audio support, Adaptive EQ, longer battery life, HD voice quality for FaceTime, IPX4 water resistance, a MagSafe case, and more. The new AirPods are priced starting at $179, which is $20 cheaper than the prior […]

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What to Expect From October 18 ‘Unleashed’ Apple Event: New MacBook Pros, AirPods 3 and More

Apple’s first fall event of 2021 focused on the iPhone and the Apple Watch, but the second, set to be held on Monday, October 18, is expected to be Mac-centric. The upcoming event will see the debut of the highly anticipated 14 and 16-inch MacBook Pro models, plus we could also get refreshed AirPods and […]

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AirPods 3 Ready to Launch and Likely to Be Announced at Apple Event Next Week, Analyst Says

Apple is hosting a virtual event on Monday at 10 a.m. Pacific Time, with rumors widely suggesting the event will be focused on redesigned 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models with a faster version of the M1 chip, brighter mini-LED displays, and more. In an investor note with Wedbush today, shared with MacRumors, analyst Dan […]

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