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Apple today announced that the third-generation AirPods are available to order starting today, with pricing set at $179 in the United States. Apple also said the second-generation AirPods with a wired charging case are remaining available for $129, down from $159.

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The third-generation AirPods will begin arriving to customers and launch in stores on Tuesday, October 26, according to Apple.

The third-generation AirPods feature a similar design as the AirPods Pro, but without noise cancellation or silicone ear tips. Newly added Adaptive EQ tunes sound in real time based on how the AirPods fit in the user's ear for an optimal listening experience. Other new features include spatial audio with dynamic head tracking, IPX4-rated water and sweat resistance, longer battery life, and a MagSafe-compatible charging case.


To learn about more third-generation AirPods features, read our announcement coverage.

Article Link: AirPods 3 Available to Order Today for $179 and Launch October 26
 
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_Spinn_

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I just bought Apple Watch 7. I don’t think my wallet can handle another charge this month but I’ve been waiting for these to be released all year.
 

IphoneX9753

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looks like the $129 option is the regular airpods with charging case. Looks like they eliminated Gen 2 with wireless charging case.
 
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itsmemuffins

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Thank you Apple for not updating the AirPod pros. Just got a pair $100 off on Amazon. 😆
 
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diamornte

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I’m confused by the lineup… they announced airpods 3 but they aren’t “pro”?
 

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$179 CAD for the AirPods 2 isn't that bad of a price for anyone who wants a upgrade from the cheap AirPod knockoffs.
 

dogslobber

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So this stuff being bolted on to a Mac event stands out like a sore thumb. I get the feeling that something didn't quite make it for this even. Spending fifth-teen minutes on this stuff is a waste of everybody's time. I'm thinking the new high end iMacs didn't make the cut and Apple panicked. I think somebody will get fired.
 
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iReality85

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As luck (or not) would have it, my 1st Gen AirPods just kicked the bucket last month, so this timing was good. Pre ordered the Gen 3, and looking forward to them.
 
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