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AirPods 3 NOT revealed at 'California Streaming' Apple Event — it was all a lie

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The long-awaited Apple AirPods 3 just made their debut on Apple's "California Streaming" Sept. 14 event alongside the iPhone 13, the iPad and the iPad mini, and it's about time the AirPods got an upgrade. The last AirPods update was in 2019, so we're excited to see the third-generation AirPods get some sweet, much-needed enhancements for music lovers and podcast listeners alike.

The brand spankin' new AirPods 3 doesn't come with noise cancelling (that feature will be reserved for the AirPods Pro), but it does come with some seductive selling points that will appeal to anyone who loves jogging and/or working out with earbuds.

The hotly-anticipated AirPods 3 are, essentially, the new iteration of Apple’s second-gen AirPods, which were released in March 2019.

Apple AirPods 3 price

The Apple AirPods 3 costs [x], which is pricey considered that it doesn't feature active noise cancellation, however, you may find that the price tag is justified after we flesh out all of it's cool, eye-catching features in the next section.

The 2019 AirPods launched at $159 / £159 / AU$249 for the version with a regular charging case, rising to $199 / £199 / AU$319 with the wireless charging case bundled in.

It's not all doom and gloom, though. Kuo also says that it's possible the 2019 AirPods will drop in price, while the new AirPods 3 will adopt their predecessors' former price.

Apple AirPods 3 features

Arguably the most striking feature of the AirPods 3 is the new, customizable fitness-tracking sensors that play nicely with the new Apple Watch Series 7 revealed at the event today. 

Apple AirPods 3 design

The third-generation AirPods 3 have a shorter stem compared to its predecessor (similar to the AirPods Pro)

The earbuds are interchangeable, too.

Keep an eye out for more coverage from Apple's Sept. 14 "California Streaming" event.

Kimberly Gedeon, holding a Master's degree in International Journalism, launched her career as a journalist for MadameNoire's business beat in 2013. She loved translating stuffy stories about the economy, personal finance and investing into digestible, easy-to-understand, entertaining stories for young women of color. During her time on the business beat, she discovered her passion for tech as she dove into articles about tech entrepreneurship, the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) and the latest tablets. After eight years of freelancing, dabbling in a myriad of beats, she's finally found a home at Laptop Mag that accepts her as the crypto-addicted, virtual reality-loving, investing-focused, tech-fascinated nerd she is. Woot!