Don't expect the current AirPods Pro to be available at a lower price when the second-generation model launches, according to a revered analyst who says Apple wants to avoid repeating the same mistake as with the non-Pro models.
From time to time, Apple will release minor software updates for its accessories. In most cases, this isn't meant to welcome a whole host of new features to the mix. Sometimes it does add new elements, though. Unfortunately, for the latest updates for Apple's truly wireless headphones, there doesn't appear to be any of that.
Watch this video going through some handy AirPods 3 tips and tricks recommended to set up, configure, use and get the most out of your third-generation Apple earbuds.
Apple's third-generation AirPods have three inbuilt microphones in each earbud versus two microphones per earphone for the second-generation model.
Check out the official AirPods 3 system requirements to see if your phones, tablets, computers and other devices are supported by Apple's third-generation wireless earbuds.
Apple is now selling AirPods Pro with its new MagSafe wireless charging case in the box instead of the previous non-MagSafe one, with the earbuds price unchanged at $249 a pop.
Following AirPods 3 launch, Apple's lowered the second-generation AirPods price to $129. The Qi charging case is still available as a standalone item, but you can no longer get an AirPods + wireless charging case bundle which used to sell at a discounted price.
At today's "Unleashed" event, Apple revealed what's next for AirPods. The announcement started with a deeper look at Spatial Audio, which is a feature baked into Apple Music with supported hardware. And Apple is expanding that feature.
When will AirPods 3 launch? According to one leaker, the next AirPods featuring an updated design are expected to be announced at Apple's upcoming Mac-focused product unveilings scheduled to stream on Monday, October 18 under the tagline “Unleashed”.
Apple was predicted to unveil the third-generation AirPods during its iPhone 13 reveal, but that hasn't happened. Industry sources claim the earbuds have now entered mass production, but does it mean that AirPods 3 could be launching in the next few weeks?
We're just a couple of days away from Apple unveiling some new products. The easy bet is that we'll see some new iPhones, with the iPhone 13 lineup expected to get the big ol' showcase experience this year. But we're also supposed to see a new Apple Watch, too. And Apple's truly wireless headphones might not be left out in the cold, either.
AirPods 3 may launch alongside new iPhones in September as Apple has reportedly asked its manufacturing partners to kick off mass production of the third-generation earbuds in August.