AirPods Pro: Everything you need to know
Apple has shown off the second-generation AirPods Pro, which offers enhanced Active Noise Cancellation and incremental new features, including upgrades to Transparency mode, Touch control for media playback and volume adjustments, and more.
Available to order online and in the Apple Store app starting Friday, September 9, with availability in stores beginning Friday, September 23, the second-generation AirPods Pro feature a longer battery life, a brand-new charging case, and an additional ear tip size for a better fit.
AirPods Pro offer 1.5 hours of additional listening time over the first generation, for a total of up to six hours with Active Noise Cancellation. 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.
AirPods Pro come with a newly designed charging case that is sweat and water-resistant, and includes a lanyard loop. With Precision Finding, users with a U1-enabled iPhone can locate their charging case with guided directions. The charging case also has a built-in speaker to deliver louder tones.
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.
AirPods Pro (2nd generation) will be available to order for $249 (US).