The Apple AirPods 3rd Generation is wireless headphones that were designed, manufactured, and currently sold by Apple since 2021 as part of the Apple AirPods series. The second generation of AirPods has been introduced on October 18, 2021, released on October 26, 2021, and its price started at $179.
The new AirPods are totally redesigned and are now very similar to the AirPods Pro. All new AirPods are designed to be sweat and water-resistant (IPX4). Regarding sound quality, Apple decided to add support for spatial audio and Dolby Atmos. Thanks to the Apple H1 chip new AirPods are featuring a new level of acoustic system, computational audio, and sound with Adaptive EQ.
The all-new design AirPods features MagSafe, Qi wireless charging, and extended battery life. The new earphones’ battery lasts for up to 6 hours on a single charge and up to 30 hours of total listening time with a charging case. On top of that, new AirPods are supporting fast charging; just 5 minutes of charging gives 1 hour of use.
Today AirPods 3rd Generation is 25 months old!
AirPods 3rd Generation Release Date and Original Price
|Introduced||October 18, 2021|
|Released||October 26, 2021|
|Model Number||A2566 (MagSafe Charging Case) |
A2564 (Left AirPod)
A2565 (Right AirPod)
|Weight||1.34 oz. – 38 Grams (Case)|
0.15 oz. – 4 Grams (1 AirPod)
|Dimensions||1.83” H x 2.14” W x 0.84″ D (Case)|
4.64 cm H x 5.44 cm W x 2.13 cm D (Case)
1.21” H x 0.72” W x 0.76″ D (1 AirPod)
3.08 cm H x 1.82 cm W x 1.92 cm D (1 AirPod)
Speech-detecting accelerometer (Each AirPod)
|Connection||1 – Lightning port (Case)|
1 – MagSafe charging (Case)
1 – Qi charging (Case)
|Bluetooth||Bluetooth 5.0 (AirPods)|
|Audio In||2 – Microphones|
|System Requirements||iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch models with iOS 15.1 / iPadOS 15.1 or later|
Apple Watch models with watchOS 8.1 or later
Mac models with macOS 12 or later
Apple TV models with tvOS 15.1 or later
|Battery||Built-in 1.33-watt-hour (MagSafe Charging Case) rechargeable lithium-ion|
Built-in 0.133-watt-hour (Each AirPod) rechargeable lithium-ion
|Battery Capacity||345 mAh (MagSafe Charging Case)|
|Battery Life||AirPods with Charging Case: More than 30 hours of listening time, up to 20 hours of talk time |
AirPods (single charge): Up to 6 hours of listening time, Up to 4 hours of talk time
Apple Support – AirPods (3rd generation): Technical Specifications