Apple Airpod 3: What we Know So Far

The Apple AirPods 3 have been anticipated for a long time, but it appears as though we may, at last, get to see them on Monday, October 18 – that’s when Apple is scheduled to host a launch event for new MacBook Pros.

According to market analyst Dan Ives (via MacRumors), we’ll also be seeing a new version of Apple’s wireless earbuds, which haven’t been updated since 2019.

It appears that information flowing through Apple’s supply chain states the AirPods 3 are ready to be released as soon as they are officially unveiled, so if you want to place an order when it becomes available, you won’t have to wait too long.

It’s been a long time coming.

According to the analyst, the AirPods 3 will be unveiled on Monday. Monday was previously rumored to be the day when the AirPods 3 would be revealed, according to a rumor that circulated earlier this week.

There were reports last month that the next-generation wireless earbuds are in production. All of these clues added up to make it seem fairly likely that Apple will debut the AirPods 3 at its October 18 event.

The October 18 digital invitation from Apple doesn’t reveal much, trusting with an “Unleashed!” catchline and an exploding Apple logo design, but it’s almost certain we’ll see some new M1X-powered 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models as well – hopefully, the AirPods 3.

The AirPods rivalry is getting fiercer.

Since their introduction in 2016, the AirPods have been a success for Apple — as you can see by the number of rivals that have launched their own pair of wireless earbuds (for some businesses, it’s all they do).

The reintroduction of the AirPods 3 should further cement Apple’s position as the market leader in wireless buds that you insert into your ears. The new AirPods are anticipated to offer longer battery life, better bass response, and perhaps additional fitness-related capabilities.

Apple is well aware that it cannot sit back and relax. There’s a lot of strong competition now when it comes to wireless earbuds, including the Google Pixel Buds A-Series, Samsung Galaxy Buds 2, and OnePlus Buds Pro.

That’s before you get into audio experts like Sony, Bose, and others who make excellent Bluetooth earbuds for various platforms.

The major benefit Apple has over its competitors is that its AirPods are completely compatible with iPhone devices and are thus the obvious choice for anybody who owns one.