Apple today officially announced its first major redesign for the MacBook Pro in over five years. During its “Unleashed” virtual event, Apple announced new 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models, new AirPods 3, and more. Head below as we round up all of today’s announcements…

Apple Music

Today’s event kicked off with a pair of announcements in regards to Apple Music. First off, Apple announced that Apple Music is adding “hundreds of new mood and activity playlists” created by the service’s editorial team.

Apple Music is also adding hundreds of new mood and activity playlists created by Apple Music’s editorial experts that are fully optimized just for voice. Subscribers can ask Siri to “Play the dinner party playlist,” “Play something chill,” or even “Play more like this” for a truly personalized music experience. These new playlists are available to every subscriber of any Apple Music plan.

Secondly, Apple announced a new Apple Music Voice Plan, which is available for $5 per month. This plan allows users to access Apple Music’s entire catalog exclusively through Siri. Users can request music be played across all of their Siri-enabled devices, including HomePod mini, AirPods, iPhone, and when using CarPlay

Users can subscribe to the Apple Music Voice Plan through Siri by saying “Hey Siri, start my Apple Music Voice trial,” or by signing up through the Apple Music app. Users who make the request through Siri will get a 7-day free trial of the Apple Music Voice Plan that does not auto-renew.


Everything Apple announced at its 'Unleashed' event: New MacBook Pro, AirPods 3, more

Continuing with the focus on music, Apple then shifted its attention to AirPods. The company officially announced the new third-generation AirPods today, bringing an all-new design inspired by the AirPods Pro.

The new AirPods 3 look nearly identical to AirPods Pro, but without the replaceable ear tips. Apple says that the “contoured design” is meant to fit at “just the right angle for comfort and to direct audio into the ear.” The new AirPods are resistant to sweat and water, with an IPX4 rating for both the earbuds and the charging case.

Speaking of the charging case, Apple says that the AirPods 3 charging case features MagSafe support for the first time. You can also charge via Lightning. AirPods 3 pack up to six hours of listening time per charge and up to 30 hours of total listening time with the charging case.

Apple says that the AirPods use computational audio, similar to AirPods Pro and AirPods Max, to tune sound in real time based on how AirPods fit in the user’s ear. There’s also support for Adaptive EQ and Dolby Atmos.

The new AirPods 3 are available to order today for $179, and the first orders will arrive next week on Tuesday, October 26. The second-generation AirPods remain in the lineup at a new lower price of $129. AirPods Pro also now come with a MagSafe-enabled case for the same $249 price.

HomePod mini

Everything Apple announced at its 'Unleashed' event: New MacBook Pro, AirPods 3, more