What you need to know
- Apple's new AirPods are seeing early reviews hit YouTube.
- Initial impressions are positive, with the AirPods Pro-like features impressing.
Apple's new AirPods are almost here and the early reviews just went live on YouTube. Initial impressions seem positive, with some reviewers noting that the addition of spatial audio with head tracking support could make these a great buy — especially if you don't want to spring for AirPods Pro.
Set to go on sale tomorrow, the new AirPods will come with a special MagSafe charger as well as improved battery life and more. All of that comes in at $179, too.
With that out of the way, let's get into what everyone's here for — the videos!
The new AirPods 3 will go on sale tomorrow alongside Apple's latest MacBook Pros. That $179 price also sees the second-generation AirPods fall to just $129, too.
Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.
Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.
I don't get the, "if you don't want to spring for AirPods Pro." You get them consistently for under $200 and I've seen them for $179. Same price as the AirPods 3. So this really comes down to features, not money.
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