AirPods 3: How to buy Apple’s new 2021 wireless headphones now


You can buy Apple’s version 3 AirPods today.


Apple announced new, third-generation AirPods (also known as AirPods 3) Monday at its October event. The newest version of the iconic wireless headphones come equipped with a shorter ear stem, a promise of better ear fit, spatial audio support and up to six hours of listening on a single charge. You can preorder the new AirPods now. (Here’s what to know about trading in your old AirPods.)

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. 

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Apple also introduced two new MacBooks Pros at the event, a 14-inch and a 16-inch model, which have camera enhancements (which means there’s a notch), the return of MagSafe charging, an HDMI port and SD card reader, and the excising of the Touch Bar — and let’s not forget the new M1 Pro and M1 Max chips. Apple also announced three new colors for the HomePod Mini and a new Apple Music ‘Voice’ plan. Here’s how to buy a new MacBook Pro, and read on for how to buy the AirPods 3 today.

Read more: A fully specced, 16-inch MacBook Pro 2021 will cost you north of $6,000.

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.