3rd-Gen AirPods Get New Design, Water Resistance & Spatial Audio for RM829
October 19, 2021 Andrew Cheng

Apple just unveiled the third-generation AirPods with a brand new design that is very similar to the AirPods Pro. On top of that, the wireless earbuds also get spatial audio and a slew of other improvements, such as water resistance.

Design wise, the new AirPods look very much like the Pro model, thanks to the shorter stems. These wireless earbuds also get the same “force sensor” controls as the AirPods Pro for media control, along with an IPX4 water resistance rating for the earbuds themselves and the charging case.

Speaking of which, the charging case now supports wireless charging as well, and it can stretch the 6 hours battery life of the updated AirPods to 30 hours. As for Spatial Audio, you can enjoy this feature – much like the AirPods Pro – in Apple Music and Apple TV (complete with dynamic head tracking) across Apple devices.

The third-generation AirPods are set to go for RM829 in Malaysia, though it remains to be seen exactly when these earbuds will be available for purchase here. Rest assured, we will keep a close eye on the local availability of the new AirPods.