Apple rolls out new AirPods, $5 music subscription; new Mac laptops also expected

The new AirPods are also sweat- and water-resistant for use with workouts and will have some sound features previously found in the higher-end AirPods Pro, Apple said during the event.


Reuters | Updated: 19-10-2021 10:48 IST | Created: 18-10-2021 22:53 IST
Apple rolls out new AirPods, $5 music subscription; new Mac laptops also expected
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Apple Inc on Monday introduced the third generation of its AirPod wireless earbuds with "spatial audio" features and a $5-per-month streaming music plan at an event where it was also expected to show new Mac laptops with more powerful processors chips. The new AirPods are also sweating- and water-resistant for use with workouts and will have some sound features previously found in the higher-end AirPods Pro, Apple said during the event. Apple said the new AirPods will cost $179 and start shipping next week.

Add-on devices like AirPods tend to be large sellers during holiday shopping seasons and have become one of Apple's fastest-growing categories, with its home and accessories segment growing 25% to $30.6 billion in Apple's fiscal 2020. Shares were up about 0.5% as the presentation was underway.

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