AirPods are meant to go where you go, from walks in the rain to long workouts in the sun. But current AirPods don’t have any sort of water resistance rating, meaning that they could be prone to damage if you actually go get water or sweat on them. That could change this year.
Water-resistance is one of the most likely features on the table for AirPods 3, based on the number of rumors suggesting that Apple will add it to its headphones. It isn’t clear what IP rating the new devices could have, but they’re more likely to be sweatproof than swim-rated.