Apple AirPods 4: everything we know so far and what we want to see

It’s been more than two years since the Apple AirPods 3 hit shelves, but there’s still no official word from Apple on when we can expect their successors. And while the AirPods Pro 2 are high on our list of the best earbuds, the AirPods 3 now face much tougher in-ear competition than when they launched in October 2021.

So it’s fair to say that the AirPods need an update. The question is when that will arrive – and, if you’re in the market for a pair of AirPods, whether you should wait for the fourth generation, or grab one of the best AirPods deals currently available.