AirPods

New photos show off translucent AirPods prototype

Being a collector of rare Apple-branded items must be exciting. The rest of us get to live vicariously through that person as they post photos of their finds on the internet. Which is how we get to see crazy things like translucent prototypes of existing products.

Apple issues firmware updates for AirPods 3 and AirPods Pro

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.

AirPods 3 features a water-resistant charging case

Apple's marketing image showing the AirPods 3 charging case sitting on a MagSafe wireless charging puck

In October of 2021, Apple officially unveiled the third-generation AirPods. Not quite as "pro" as the AirPods Pro, the new headphones still boast some noteworthy features that make them worth the purchase price. And, indeed, there are even some elements of the newest truly wireless headphones that stand out compared to Apple's pro in-ear headphones.