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Updated AirPods Pro with MagSafe are already $29 off

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Updated AirPods Pro with MagSafe are already $29 off
Last week Apple announced the new AirPods 3 with MagSafe charging case and a price of $179. What many didn’t notice is that the AirPods Pro now also come with a MagSafe charging case. The slightly updated earbuds have already seen their first discount at Amazon where you can buy them for $29 off their retail price.

Apple AirPods Pro with MagSafe

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Apple’s AirPods Pro got a slight update to their charging case, but everything else was left unchanged. This isn’t something surprising, as these are still a great pair of earbuds to have. The AirPods Pro have rubber ear tips and feature ANC (active noise cancellation) with Transparency mode. This makes for a great audio companion both in loud and quiet surroundings.

The AirPods Pro were introduced back in 2019 and have become a massive success for Apple. Their charging case has always supported wireless charging, but now it adds extra support for MagSafe. The non-MagSafe AirPods Pro have seen an even bigger discount at Amazon, so if you don’t care about magnets you can save more by choosing the older version.

Apple AirPods Pro

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Apple MagSafe instead of USB-C


MagSafe is Apple’s magnetic connector, which is used in accessories like the wireless MagSafe Charger and the MagSafe wallet. A MagSafe-certified charger is designed to optimize the wireless charging process by providing ideal alignment -- something that can't be achieved as easily with standard wireless chargers. Ever since it was introduced with the iPhone 12 series there’s been lots of speculation that Apple is making the iPhone portless in the future. This means that Apple is willing to ditch the Lightning port altogether instead of implementing USB-C.

The Cupertino company has recently been under pressure from the European Union to finally ditch the Lightning port and use USB-C instead. If Apple does bring USB-C to the iPhone, this will make the lightning port history. Keep in mind that this won’t be the first mobile Apple device to have this port. The latest iPad Pro, iPad mini, and iPad Air tablets also use the universal charging port.

Time will tell if Apple is going to comply with the European Union and its ruling, or it will avoid it by making the iPhone 14 fully portless. Until then, check out our review of the AirPods Pro and what they are all about.

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