In September 2016, Apple iPhone7 series was released. Apple took the lead in canceling the 3.5mm headphone jack on mobile phone products. At the same time, it launched a new product line of TWS true wireless headset AirPods true wireless headset series. The dual-channel transmission technology adopted by AirPods is equipped with charging warehouse The solution quickly led the development of the industry. On October 19, 2021, Apple released AirPods 3, which adopted a design similar to AirPods Pro and added support for MagSafe magnetic wireless charging.
In addition to the discontinued AirPods first generation, the AirPods series currently on sale include AirPods second generation, AirPods third generation, AirPods Pro, and there is also a headset AirPods Max. From the price point of view, AirPods 3 is positioned in the high-end.
The shape of AirPods 3 is quite different from AirPods 1 and AirPods 2. The overall design is more like the pea shooter design of AirPods Pro, but without silicone earplugs. Inside the black mesh covers on both sides are noise-reducing microphones, which reduce wind noise during calls and improve call quality. There is a force sensor on the vertical handle, which can play, pause, change songs, answer calls, hang up, and hang up with a single tap. With IPX4 anti-perspiration and water-resistant performance, you can calmly deal with sweating in rainy days.
The shape of the AirPods 3 charging box is also similar to that of AirPods Pro. It is a wider and fuller style with a yellow/green dual-color indicator. In terms of charging performance, the charger supports Qi wireless charging and Lightning wired charging. In addition to the method, MagSafe magnetic wireless charging support is also added, which is the same as the iPhone 13 MagSafe magnetic wireless charging technology.
AirPods 3 has increased battery life. The longest listening time of the headset is 6 hours when the headset is fully charged, and about 1 hour of use time can be obtained after charging for 5 minutes. AirPods 3 can be used with the charging box to charge 4 additional times, and the total listening time is up to 30 hours.
The battery life charging parameters of each version of AirPods are made into a table, you can see that AirPods 1, AirPods 2 only support Lightning wired charging by default, and the wireless charging box of AirPods 2 is an optional version. AirPods 3 and AirPods Pro are fully equipped with wireless charging as standard, and support for MagSafe magnetic wireless charging has been added.
In terms of battery life, AirPods 1 and AirPods 2 have the same battery box power and headset power, and have the same battery life. The single listening time is 5 hours, and the total listening time with the charging box is 24 hours. AirPods 3 is equipped with a larger headset battery, the battery capacity in the charging box is reduced, and the overall use time is longer, reaching 6 hours of single listening, and the total listening time with the charging box is 30 hours. AirPods Pro has relatively high power consumption because of its noise reduction function. The headset battery capacity and battery box battery capacity are the largest in the series. The battery life is dragged down by the power consumption, and the overall performance is close to the first and second generations.
AirPods 3 supports a variety of charging methods. The charging box adopts the Lightning input interface design. Compared with the previous generations of USB-A to Lightning data cables, AirPods 3 comes standard with a USB-C to Lightning data cable, which is more suitable for the current mainstream Charge it on the PD charger.
In addition to wired charging, the AirPods 3 charging box can also use wireless charging, and supports the universal Qi wireless charging standard, so that it can be used on a large number of wireless chargers on the market, eliminating the cumbersome connection of cables and making it easy to use.
If Qi wireless charging brings a convenient charging method, then AirPods 3 joining MagSafe magnetic charging will greatly enhance the wireless charging experience. AirPods 3 andAppleMagSafe magnetic chargingAccessoriesIt is compatible and improves the use of wireless charging to adjust the placement position of the alignment coil. The powerful magnetic force allows the charging box to automatically align the coil, and it can even be vertically adsorbed and charged on the car magnetic charger and the desktop magnetic charging stand.
Summary of charging head network
AirPods 3 uses the similar appearance ID design of AirPods Pro, lower working power consumption, 6 hours of listening time with a single earphone, and 30 hours of listening time with a charging box, making it the longest endurance portable AirPods. AirPods 3 supports three charging methods: Lightning wired charging, Qi wireless charging, MagSafe magnetic suction wireless charging, and users can use it comfortably. In particular, the addition of MagSafe magnetic wireless charging is compatible with Apple MagSafe accessories, which improves the use of common wireless charging to place the alignment coil multiple times. It automatically aligns and charges with a sound of “tick”.
iPhone 13 series, iPhone 12 series, AirPods 3, AirPods Pro all support MagSafe magnetic wireless charging. In the future, I believe that Apple will add MagSafe magnetic wireless charging to more devices, and the supporting ecosystem accessories are becoming more and more mature. Provide users with a more convenient and better charging experience.