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Photo: Apple Apple’s AirPods lineup has gotten confusing. The distinction was simpler before, when you could pick the AirPods Pro if you wanted an in-ear fit with active noise cancellation, or the regular AirPods if you could live without that. The third-generation AirPods has been launched though, making it a little harder to decide on the perfect pair of AirPods. We’re going to make that easier, though. What’s new in the third-generation AirPods? The third generation of AirPods has a new design that resembles the AirPods Pro (sans the in-ear fit). It’ll still rest on your ear just like the original AirPods, but it has a shorter stalk that allows third-generation AirPods to give you better controls (borrowing a good feature from AirPods Pro). You don’t have to tap or double-tap the earbud anymore. The third-generation AirPods also gains support for spatial audio , sweat and water resistance, and the new MagSafe charging case. If you want most of the good features of the AirPods Pro, but don’t like in-ear headphones, the third-generation AirPods are perfect for you. The best new feature of the third-generation AirPods is the battery life. Apple says that we’ll get up to six hours of listening time on a single charge, which is higher than that of the second-generation AirPods (five hours) and the AirPods Pro (4.5 hours). Last but not the least, third-generation AirPods also get an inward-facing microphone, which should make you sound better on calls than you would on second-generation ones. […]