Pre-orders begin for new AirPods Pro
Apple has kicked-off pre-orders for the new second-generation AirPods Pro, which offer enhanced Active Noise Cancellation and incremental new features, including upgrades to Transparency mode, Touch control for media playback and volume adjustments, and more.
Available now to pre-order through Apple.com and the Apple Store app, deliveries and in-store pickups for the new earbuds will begin on Friday, September 23 — one later than the iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max, with pre-orders for the new devices now also underway.
Apple’s new 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) are be available to order for $249 (US).
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