Apple has announced the third generation of its AirPods wireless, the latest generation of the hugely popular earphones true wireless with spatial sound. The company also launched the MacBook Pro with 14 and 16 inches.
Priced at $ 179, the third generation AirPods are available for pre-order today and will be in sale next week on October 26th.
And with a new one design Merging aspects of the previous AirPods and AirPods Pro, the third-generation AirPods retain durable plastic with a one-size-fits-all ear.
But the look is undergoing a major change for the first time since 2016, with the new earbuds having much shorter stems than before. The headphones are now also water and sweat resistant with an IPX4 rating for both the earbuds and the charging case.
Battery life is extended to 6 hours of continuous listening and up to four hours of talk time. Five minutes of charging guarantees about an hour of autonomy.
And with the case, you get a total of 30 hours of listening time. It features a force sensor for easy control of music and phone calls. AirPods are now also part of the charging ecosystem wireless MagSafe.
The new third-generation AirPods come with a driver custom redesigned and an adaptive equalizer that automatically adjusts and optimizes the audio output by combining the power of the H1 chip with the company’s designed sound system.
The internal microphone for audio and thus the adaptive equalizer, powered by arithmetic audio, adjusts the low and mid frequencies to take into account what may be lost due to the differences in adaptation.
The company focuses heavily on spatial audio and blends Dolby Atmos music with its new AirPods. It supports the same dynamic head tracking capabilities as AirPods Pro and AirPods Max.
The original AirPods were released in 2016 followed by the second generation which added charging wireless and other modest improvements. AirPods Pro arrived in 2019 with a traditional adaptation in-ear with earphones in silicone.
And last year, Apple expanded its AirPods line to cover headphones for the first time over-ear with the launch of the AirPods Max at $ 549.
And there was a lot of pressure for the latest AirPods to maintain the huge popularity of previous generations. The earbuds are popular due to their ease of use and seamless integration with the company’s device system, including iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch, and Apple TV.
But Apple faces stiff competition, especially at lower prices. Aside from the latest alternatives from Samsung, Sony, Amazon, Jabra and others, newcomers like Nothing have tried to differentiate themselves in terms of design and value with prices starting at around $ 99.
Apple has brought spatial audio to AirPods
“The AirPods have transformed headphones wireless with their design innovative, incredible sound and a magical experience, “said Greg Joswiak, vice president senior of the company’s global marketing. We’re thrilled to introduce the next generation of AirPods, with unmatched audio via Adaptive EQ and Spatial Audio with Dynamic Head Tracking, along with seamless interplay between Apple devices, making the world’s best-selling headphones even better.
The third generation of AirPods build on the audio quality that AirPods are known for, starting with a driver and a high dynamic range amplifier that together produce powerful sound with crisp, high frequencies.
The microphone is covered with an acoustic grille to reduce wind noise, in so that the speaker’s voice is clearly visible during calls.
The AirPods also feature AAC-ELD, a superior voice codec that delivers Full HD audio quality, providing clear and natural communication for FaceTime calls.
Using advanced spatial sound algorithms and applying directional audio filters to tune the frequencies received by each ear, the new AirPods can position sound in all user.
Audio sharing allows listeners to share audio streams between two set of AirPods, AirPods Pro, or AirPods Max, while using their iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or Apple TV.
A new skin detection sensor accurately marks if the AirPods are in the ear and puts in pause playback when removed.
To help with voice clarity, beamforming microphones block out ambient noise and focus on the user’s voice. While users can also enjoy a hands-free experience just by saying Hey Siri for requests.
Apple launches the 16-inch MacBook Pro
Apple also announced the new 16-inch MacBook Pro, promising to update both the design that performance. The new models are available in silver and space gray next week, with a starting price of $ 2499.
The new 16-inch MacBook Pro is configurable with M1 Pro and M1 Max, the company’s new 10-core processors with 8 high-performance cores and 2 high-efficiency cores.
The M1 Max has twice the cores of the M1 Pro GPU (32 for the M1 Max to 16 for the M1 Pro) and double the memory bandwidth, plus 64GB of unified memory (the M1 Pro has 32GB).
The chassis has also received a recent redesign. The device weighs 2.1 kg with a thickness of 16.8 mm and its screen is 16.2 inches.
The Touch Bar has been replaced with physical switches and there’s an HDMI port on the right side, as well as a Thunderbolt 4 port and an SD slot, with a headphone jack and two Thunderbolt 4 ports on the left.
MacBook Pro 14-inch
The company also redesigned the MacBook Pro, which now includes a 14-inch screen, the company’s new M1 Pro and Max chipset, a bump and a wide range of ports in addition to Thunderbolt ports. standard.
Pricing starts at $ 1,999 and can be ordered on Mondays. It brings back the HDMI port and SD card reader and adds a MagSafe 3 connector for charging (although you can also charge it using the Thunderbolt ports).
The device has a display 14.2-inch ProMotion MiniLED with a 120Hz refresh rate, which is branded by Liquid Retina Pro XDR.
The device has thinner bezels than the previous generation. It also includes a notch that includes the 1080p webcam but without the FaceID function.
In terms of resolution, the 14-inch model runs at a resolution of 3024 x 1964 pixels. It can operate at 1,000 lumens of sustained brightness and 1,600 lumens of peak brightness.
And you can configure your new 14-inch MacBook Pro with the new M1 Pro or M1 Max chipset. And they both have 10 CPU cores.
The M1 Pro can have 14 or 16 GPU cores, while the M1 Max has 24 and 32 GPU cores.
The new MacBook Pro comes with 16GB of RAM. You can upgrade to 32GB with M1 Pro or 64GB with M1 Max.
In addition to all the new ports, the MacBook Pro adds a third Thunderbolt port over its 13-inch counterpart.
Thunderbolt ports are now Thunderbolt 4, an upgrade from Thunderbolt 3 ports on previous models.
new operating system
Apple revealed during its Unleashed event that the next version of its operating system, macOS Monterey, will begin rolling out as an update on Monday, October 25.
The new operating system includes several improvements for FaceTime, including support for spatial audio.
It also offers other interesting features such as the ability to use SharePlay to listen to music and watch videos with your friends.
One of the biggest changes is universal control. It allows users to easily switch between Mac and iPad.
The feature also enables seamless file transfer between multiple devices and iPad typing from the MacBook keyboard.
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