AirPods 3rd Generation

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 32 months old!

AirPods 3rd Generation
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AirPods 3rd Generation Release Date and Original Price

IntroducedOctober 18, 2021
ReleasedOctober 26, 2021
Model IdentifierAirPods1,3
Model NumberA2566 (MagSafe Charging Case)
A2564 (Left AirPod)
A2565 (Right AirPod)
Order NumberMME73AM/A
Original Price$179
Weight1.34 oz. – 38 Grams (Case)
0.15 oz. – 4 Grams (1 AirPod)
Dimensions1.83” 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)

Tech Specs


ProcessorApple H1


SensorsMotion-detecting accelerometer
Speech-detecting accelerometer (Each AirPod)
Force sensor
Skin-detect sensor


Connection1 – Lightning port (Case)
1 – MagSafe charging (Case)
1 – Qi charging (Case)
BluetoothBluetooth 5.0 (AirPods)
Audio In2 – Microphones


Original OSUnknown
System RequirementsiPhone, 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


BatteryBuilt-in 1.33-watt-hour (MagSafe Charging Case) rechargeable lithium-ion
Built-in 0.133-watt-hour (Each AirPod) rechargeable lithium-ion
Battery Capacity345 mAh (MagSafe Charging Case)
Battery LifeAirPods 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

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