Apple announces the next generation of AirPods Pro
Delivering unrivaled audio quality, enhanced Active Noise Cancellation, and new features for even more convenience
CUPERTINO, CALIFORNIA Apple today announced the second generation of AirPods Pro, the most advanced AirPods ever. With the power of the new H2 chip, AirPods Pro unlocks breakthrough audio performance — including major upgrades to Active Noise Cancellation and Straightforwardness mode — while likewise offering a one-of-a-kind method for encountering Spatial Sound that is much more vivid. Now, customers can enjoy Touch control for media playback and volume adjustments directly from the stem, along with longer battery life, a brand-new charging case, and an additional ear tip size for a better fit.
AirPods Pro (2nd generation) will be available to order online and in the Apple Store app starting Friday, September 9, with availability in stores beginning Friday, September 23.
“AirPods revolutionized the wireless headphone category with an innovative design and incredible sound quality. With the new AirPods Pro, Apple raises the bar once again,” said Bob Borchers, Apple’s vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing. “The new AirPods Pro delivers even better sound quality,a more vivid listening experience with Customized Spatial Sound, and extraordinary sound highlights like Versatile Straightforwardness. With up to twofold the noise-canceling power of their predecessor, the world’s bestselling wireless headphones just got even better.”
Built into a lightweight and compact body, the power of the new H2 chip provides an exceptional acoustic experience and cancels up to twice as much noise as the previous generation AirPods Pro. With a new low-distortion audio driver and custom amplifier, AirPods Pro now offers richer bass and crystal-clear sound across a wider range of frequencies. Since the best sound experience is unfinished without an extraordinary in-ear fit, another additional little ear tip is incorporated so even more people can experience the magic of AirPods Pro.
Transparency mode makes it possible for listeners to stay connected to and aware of the world around them. Now, Adaptive Transparency takes this customer-loved feature even further. The powerful H2 chip enables on-device processing, which reduces loud environmental noise — like a passing vehicle siren, construction tools, or even loudspeakers at a concert — for more comfortable everyday listening.
Precise and Immersive Sound
With Customized Spatial Sound, the AirPods listening experience is much more vivid. Clients see sound exclusively, based on the size and shape of their heads and ears. Using the TrueDepth camera on iPhone, users can create a personal profile for Spatial Audio that delivers a listening experience precisely tuned just for them. Users can enjoy Personalized Spatial Audio with music, movies, and TV shows — with dynamic head tracking — across iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple TV.1
The mystical experience clients have come to cherish from the AirPods family gets far and away superior with the up-and-coming age of AirPods Star. Moment matching to all Apple gadgets makes arrangement easy, while the new dedicated AirPods section in iOS Settings lets users easily access and control their AirPods features.
Now, users can control media playback and turn up the volume without using another device. With Touch control on AirPods Pro, a light swipe up or down on the stem enables quick volume adjustments. Press the stem to change the music, answer phone calls, and more, or say “Hey Siri” to make requests hands-free. The improved, built-in skin-detect sensor more accurately turns on or off playback, and delivers better battery life.
Extended Battery Life
AirPods Pro offers 1.5 hours of additional listening time over the first generation, for a total of up to six hours with Active Noise Cancellation.2 Using the case for four additional charges, users can enjoy up to 30 hours of total listening time with Active Noise Cancellation — a full six hours more than the previous generation.3
For more flexibility when traveling, customers can now charge AirPods Pro with an Apple Watch charger, in addition to a MagSafe charger, Qi-certified charging mat, or the Lightning cable.
All-New Charging Case
AirPods Master accompanies a recently planned charging case that is sweat-and water-resistant,4 and incorporates a cord loop5 so it’s generally reachable. With Accuracy Finding, clients with a U1-empowered iPhone can find their accusing instance of directed bearings. The charging case also has a built-in speaker to deliver louder tones, so it’s even easier to locate.
Customers can now personalize the charging case with their individual Memoji, including custom-posed Memoji, Animoji, and a curated list of stickers. To begin engraving, create and upload a Memoji in the Apple Store app.
AirPods and the Environment
AirPods Pro is designed with numerous materials and features to minimize their impact on the environment, including the use of 100 percent recycled rare earth elements in all magnets and — for the first time — 100 percent recycled gold in the plating of multiple printed circuit boards. The case also uses 100 percent recycled tin in the solder of the main logic board, and 100 percent recycled aluminum in the hinge. AirPods Pro are free of potentially harmful substances such as mercury, BFRs, PVC, and beryllium. Redesigned packaging eliminates the outer plastic wrap, also, 90% or a greater amount of the bundling is made utilizing fiber-based materials, carrying Apple nearer to its objective of totally eliminating plastic from all bundling by 2025.
Today, Apple is carbon neutral for global corporate operations, and by 2030, plans to be 100 percent carbon neutral across its entire manufacturing supply chain and all product life cycles. This means that every Apple device sold, from component manufacturing, assembly, transport, customer use, charging, all the way through recycling, and material recovery will have net-zero climate impact.
Pricing and Availability
- AirPods Pro (2nd generation) will be available to order for $249 (US) from apple.com/store and in the Apple Store app in the US and more than 50 other countries and regions starting Friday, September 9, with availability in stores beginning Friday, September 23.
- AirPods (third era) with Lightning Charging Case is currently accessible for $169 (US). AirPods (third era) with MagSafe Charging Case stay accessible for $179 (US).
- Customers now can add Memoji engraving to AirPods (2nd generation), AirPods (3rd generation), and AirPods Pro (2nd generation) cases for free, exclusively in the Apple Store app. For more information about Memoji engraving, utilize the Apple Store app.
- New subscribers can get Apple Music free for six months with the purchase of any AirPods, AirPods Pro, or AirPods Max. See apple.com/promo for details.
- For full feature functionality, use AirPods Pro (2nd generation) paired with an Apple device running the latest operating system software. Personalized Spatial Audio profiles and Find I will be available with iPadOS 16 and macOS Ventura in October.