New AirPods: Buy Apple's third-gen wireless headphones today (and don't forget this trick)
Apple announced its latest AirPods at its October event Monday. We have details on price, what's new and when the AirPods 3 will arrive.
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The AirPods 3 cost $179 (£169, AU$279) and will be ready to ship next week. While we can't say for sure what will happen, some iPhone 13 models sold out early (leading to a shipping delay), so if you have your heart set on getting the 2021 AirPods in your ears quick, or to pick up as a gift, we'd suggest preordering as soon as you can.
The third-gen AirPods are now available for preorder. They're similar to the AirPods Pro earbuds, except they don't have noice canceling, and they offer a snugger fit than previous models. They come with spatial audio support to give you a virtual surround sound effect while listening, which their predecessors don't have.