Apple has just launched the 3rd generation AirPods as well as its new colourful HomePod Mini range. This article will take you through the specs and features of Apple 3rd gen AirPods and HomePod Mini.
The original HomePod Mini launched alongside the iPhone 12 series and will see a colourful upgrade this year. The Apple HomePod mini is quite compact at 3.3-inch tall and delivers decent audio. The HomePod mini follows the HomePod smart speaker that made its debut back in 2017. The new HomePod Mini will come in a range of colours such as Yellow, Orange, Blue and more.
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APPLE 3RD GEN AIRPODS: Specs and Features
The new AirPods were also launched and feature a similar design to the AirPods Pro. Apple made sure to highlight Dolby Atmos on the new AirPods, paying special mention to spatial audio. The new AirPods will also come with adaptive EQ, giving users a more balanced audio experience. The AirPods also feature a redesigned low-distortion driver that the company claims will deliver better audio.
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The most noticeable and significant change that the Apple AirPods (3rd Generation) bring is the AirPods Pro-like design. The earbuds will also come with a Force sensor for pressure controls — just like the AirPods Pro. Further, the AirPods (3rd Generation) — just like the last model — include hands-free ‘Hey Siri’ voice assistant feature. There is also support for Dolby Atmos in Apple Music.
Apple has provided support for AAC-ELDELD codec to deliver full HD voice quality for FaceTime calls. There is also Adaptive EQ support that is claimed to help tune sound in real time based on how AirPods fit in the user’s ear. Further, the AirPods (3rd Generation) include Spatial audio with dynamic head tracking . This technology was earlier available on the AirPods Pro and AirPods Max.
The new AirPods also include a skin-detect sensor that claims to help accurately discern if the earbuds are in the ear or in a pocket or on a table and pause playback when removed. The new AirPods will also be water and sweat resistant, making them ideal for runners and athletes.
On the battery front, Apple claims that the AirPods (3rd Generation) deliver an additional hour of battery life over the previous generations, with up to six hours of listening time and up to four hours of talk time. In fact, Apple has claimed that the AirPods can now deliver an hour of usage with just a 5-minute charge in the case. There is also wireless charging support on the bundled case that supports MagSafe protocol.
The new AirPods will also be available in stores starting from October 26 onward. The new AirPods will be available for about Rs 18,500 and are currently available for pre-order.