If you’re a fan of Apple AirPods, Monday’s announcement could be music to your ears.
The tech giant revealed during a virtual event The third generation of its popular AirPods wireless earbuds. They cost $179 and are available for preorder starting Monday. The new AirPods will be available for sale on October 26.
The updated AirPods feature a new contoured design with a shorter stem and a force sensor for more intuitive control of music and phone calls. There’s also support for spatial audio for fuller sound and adaptive EQ for a more accurate listening experience.
The earbuds also include a low-distortion driver for more powerful bass sounds and crisp, clean high frequencies.
Both the AirPods and their charging case are water and sweat-resistant with an IPX4 Rating.
The AirPods have up to six hours of listening time and up to 30 hours when you include the case that recharges the earbuds. The case will also support wireless charging.
Along with AirPods, Apple introduces its new models homepod mini speaker In different colors: white, black, orange, yellow and blue.
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New MacBook Pro $1,999. starts from
It wasn’t just the AirPods going to get a moment in the spotlight. Apple also revealed Two new MacBook Pro modelsOne with 16-inch display and the other with 14-inch display.
The price for the 14-inch display will start at $1,999, while the price for the 16-inch display will start at $2,499. Both are available to preorder on Monday and launch on October 26.
The Pro will run with two new chips, the M1 Pro and M1 Max. Apple says the M1 Pro delivers up to 70% faster processing performance than the M1 available on last year’s MacBook Pro models, and that graphics processor performance is twice as fast.
However, upgrading to the Max chip is expensive. It is only available in the 16-inch model and Starts at $3,499. Device Support up to 8 terabytes of storage, which also drives up the price of the new MacBook.
The 14-inch model offers up to 17 hours of video playback, while the 16-inch model offers up to 21 hours of video playback. It can charge up to 50% battery life instantly in 30 minutes.
The upgraded MacBook also has an upgraded keyboard and physical function buttons to replace the Touch Bar. It’s also bringing more ports for attaching external devices: three Thunderbolt ports, HDMI, an SDXC card slot, and a headphone jack.
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