Apple pushes out day-one firmware update for new AirPods Pro
Apple’s new second-generation AirPods Pro are now available in-store, and as the new earbuds begin to be delivered and collected worldwide, Apple has pushed out a day-one firmware update for the earbuds, which will likely include bug fixes and improvements like the new watchOS 9.0.1 update for the Apple Watch Ultra, which is also releasing today around the world.
Priced at $249 (US), the second-generation AirPods Pro feature enhanced Active Noise Cancellation and incremental new features, including upgrades to Transparency mode, Touch control for media playback and volume adjustments, and more.
The earbuds 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.
The second-generation 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.
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