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Apple AirPods (3rd Gen)

Apple AirPods (3rd Gen)
Brand: Apple
Category: AirPods
  • Battery 133Mwh
  • Chip Apple H1 headphone chip
  • Connectivity Bluetooth 5.0
AirPods (3rd Generation)
Apple Airpods 3rd Generation Full Technical Specifications

Product Brand: Apple

Editor's Rating:


  • Improved sound quality compared to previous models.
  • New contoured design for better fit and comfort.
  • Active noise cancellation for immersive listening experience.
  • Spatial Audio technology for 3D sound.
  • Long battery life with up to 6 hours of listening time.
  • Wireless charging case included.
  • Quick and easy pairing with Apple devices.
  • Siri voice control functionality.
  • Find My app compatibility for easy location tracking.


  • Expensive compared to other wireless earbuds.
  • No volume control on earbuds themselves.
  • No water resistance rating.
  • Limited customization options for controls.
  • Compatibility may be limited with non-Apple devices.

Apple announced the third generation of AirPods on October 18, 2021. They feature an external redesign with shorter stems similar to AirPods Pro and use similar force touch controls.

They include support for spatial audio and Dolby Atmos, IPX4 water resistance, skin detection and a case supporting MagSafe charging. Apple claims increased battery life, with AirPods lasting six hours and the charging case providing up to 30 hours.

Pre-orders of the third-generation AirPods began on October 18, 2021. The third generation AirPods were released on October 26, 2021, priced at $179.

The model numbers for the third-generation AirPods are A2565 and A2564.

Full Technical Specifications

General Info

Device Type Earphones
Announced 18 October, 2021
Released 26 October, 2021
Headphone Type In-Ear
System on a chip Apple H1 headphone chip
Colors White
Price $179
Audio Technology Features Custom high-excursion Apple driver
Custom high dynamic range amplifier
Spatial audio with dynamic head tracking1
Adaptive EQ
Driver size 11mm

Model Info

Model number A2564 (Left AirPod) A2565 (Right AirPod) A2566 (MagSafe case)
Model identifier AirPods1,3

Design Features

Sweat and Water Resistant Yes, sweat and water resistant (IPX4)
Controls Tap once to play, pause, or answer a phone call
Tap twice to skip forward
Tap three times to skip back
Tap and hold for Siri
Say “Hey Siri” to do things like play a song, make a call, or get directions
Microphone Yes
Sensors Sensors are electronic components that detects and responds to some type of input from the physical environment. The specific input could be light, heat, motion, moisture, pressure and location, The output is generally a signal that is converted to use in computing systems, a location sensor, such as a GPS receiver is able to detect current location of your electronic device. Dual beamforming microphones
Inward-facing microphone
Skin-detect sensor
Motion-detecting accelerometer
Speech-detecting accelerometer
Force sensor
Size and Weight (Each) Airpods

Height: 1.21 inch (30.79 mm)
Width: 0.72 inch (18.26 mm)
Depth: 0.76 inch (19.21 mm)
Weight: 0.15 ounce (4.28 grams)

Charging case

Height: 1.83 inch (46.40 mm)
Width: 2.14 inch (54.40 mm)
Depth: 0.84 inch (21.38 mm)
Weight: 1.34 ounces (37.91 grams)
Charging Case Works with MagSafe charger, Qi-certified chargers, or the Lightning connector
In the Box AirPods, MagSafe Charging Case, Lightning to USB-C Cable, Documentation
System Requirements iPhone and iPod touch models with the latest version of iOS
iPad models with the latest version of iPadOS
Apple Watch models with the latest version of watchOS
Mac models with the latest version of macOS
Apple TV models with the latest version of tvOS
Accessibility Accessibility features help people with disabilities get the most out of their new AirPods.

Features include:

Live Listen audio
Headphone levels
Headphone Accommodations
Compatibility iPhone Models

iPhone 13 mini
iPhone 13
iPhone 13 Pro
iPhone 13 Pro Max
iPhone 12 mini
iPhone 12
iPhone 12 Pro
iPhone 12 Pro Max
iPhone 11
iPhone 11 Pro
iPhone 11 Pro Max
iPhone XS
iPhone XS Max
iPhone XR
iPhone X
iPhone 8
iPhone 8 Plus
iPhone 712
iPhone 7 Plus12
iPhone 6s12
iPhone 6s Plus12
iPhone SE (2nd generation)
iPhone SE (1st generation)12

iPod Models

iPod touch (7th generation)

Mac Models 12

MacBook (Retina, 12-inch, Early 2015–2017)
MacBook Air (11-inch, Mid 2012–Early 2015)
MacBook Air (13-inch, Mid 2012–2017)
MacBook Air (Retina, 13-inch, 2018–2020)
MacBook Air (M1, 2020)
MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Late 2012–Early 2015)
MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2012–Mid 2015)
MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2012–2020)
MacBook Pro (15-inch, Mid 2012–2019)
MacBook Pro 13-inch (2020, two ports)
MacBook Pro 13-inch (2020, four ports)
MacBook Pro 13-inch (M1, 2020)
MacBook Pro 14-inch (2021)
MacBook Pro 16-inch (2021)
MacBook Pro (16-inch, 2019)
iMac (21.5-inch, Late 2012–2017)
iMac (27-inch, Late 2012–Late 2013)
iMac (Retina 4K, 21.5-inch, Late 2015–2019)
iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, Late 2014–2020)
iMac (24-inch, M1, 2021)
iMac Pro (2017)
Mac mini (Late 2012–Late 2018)
Mac mini (M1, 2020)
Mac Pro (Late 2013–2019)

iPad Models

iPad Pro 12.9-inch (5th generation)
iPad Pro 12.9-inch (4th generation)
iPad Pro 12.9-inch (3rd generation)
iPad Pro 12.9-inch (2nd generation)
iPad Pro 12.9-inch (1st generation)12
iPad Pro 11-inch (3rd generation)
iPad Pro 11-inch (2nd generation)
iPad Pro 11-inch (1st generation)
iPad Pro 10.5-inch
iPad Pro 9.7-inch12
iPad (9th generation)
iPad (8th generation)
iPad (7th generation)
iPad (6th generation)
iPad (5th generation)
iPad Air (4th generation)
iPad Air (3rd generation)
iPad Air 212
iPad mini (6th generation)
iPad mini (5th generation)
iPad mini 412

Apple Watch Models 12

Apple Watch Series 7
Apple Watch Series 6
Apple Watch SE
Apple Watch Series 5
Apple Watch Series 4
Apple Watch Series 3
Apple Watch Series 2
Apple Watch Series 1

Apple TV Models

Apple TV 4K
Apple TV HD12
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Connectivity Features

Bluetooth Features Bluetooth is a wireless communications technology for exchanging data between mobile phones, headsets, computers and other network devices over short distances without wires, Bluetooth technology was primarily designed to support simple wireless networking of personal consumer devices. Yes
Bluetooth Version 5.0
Bluetooth Codec Support SBC,AAC

Battery Features

Battery Type Battery Type => Cell phones run on various kinds of batteries depending on the manufacturer, phone size or shape and features. There are basically four types of cell phone batteries => Lithium Polymer, Lithium Ion, Nickel Metal Hydride and Nickel Cadmium. Li-Ion (Lithium Ion)
Battery Life (Hrs) Up to 6 hours of listening time with a single charge (up to 5 hours with spatial audio enabled)

Up to 4 hours of talk time with a single charge
Battery Life (Hrs) Earpieces Only 6
Battery Life (Hrs) AirPods with MagSafe Charging Case Total Up to 30 hours of listening time
Up to 20 hours of talk time

5 minutes in the case provides around 1 hour of listening time or around 1 hour of talk time
Charging Port Proprietary

Disclaimer Note

We can not guarantee that the information on this page is 101% correct.


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