Apple announces a new generation of AirPods Pro

Apple has unveiled the latest addition to its technology arsenal, the next generation of AirPods Pro (second generation). Among the wave of new features are stunning sound, a new charging case, extended battery life, custom spatial sound, and an adaptive transparency mode.

New AirPods Pro (2nd generation)

AirPods revolutionize the wireless headphones category with innovative design and amazing sound quality. With the new AirPods Pro, Apple is raising the bar once again,” said Bob Purchers, Apple’s vice president of global product marketing. “The new AirPods Pro deliver better sound quality and a more immersive listening experience with customized spatial sound and transformative audio features like adaptive transparency. With up to twice the noise-canceling power of their predecessor, the world’s best-selling wireless headphones just got even better.”

New key features include:

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The new H2 chip delivers an exceptional audio experience and cancels out up to twice as much noise as the previous generation AirPods Pro. With a new low-distortion audio driver and a dedicated amplifier, AirPods Pro now deliver richer audio and crystal-clear audio across a wider range of frequencies. In addition, a new, very small ear tip is included so that more people can experience the new AirPods Pro. Transparency mode allows listeners to stay connected and aware of the world around them. Adaptive Transparency takes this feature even further with the H2 chip enabling on-device processing, reducing loud environmental noise for more comfortable everyday listening.

New AirPods Pro (2nd generation) ear tip sizes
New AirPods Pro (2nd generation) ear tip sizes

Accurate and immersive sound

With custom spatial audio, your AirPods listening experience just got more comprehensive. Users see the sound individually, based on the size and shape of the head and ears. With the TrueDepth Camera on iPhone, users can create a personal profile of spatial audio that provides a finely tuned listening experience just for the individual. Users can enjoy customized spatial audio with dynamic head tracking across iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple TV.

Convenient Features

Instant pairing with all Apple devices makes setup easy, while a new dedicated AirPods section in iOS Settings allows users to easily access and control AirPods features. Users can control media playback and volume up without using another device. With touch control on AirPods Pro, swiping up or down on the stem allows for quick volume adjustments. Tap the stem to change music, answer phone calls, and more, or say “Hey siri“For hands-free application. An improved and built-in skin detection sensor more accurately turns on or off, along with better battery life.

New cord option on AirPods Pro (2nd generation)
New cord option on AirPods Pro (2nd generation)

Extended battery life

AirPods Pro (2nd generation) provide 1.5 more listening hours compared to the first generation, for a total of up to six hours with active noise cancellation. Using the case for an additional four charges, users can enjoy up to 30 hours of total listening time with active noise cancellation, six hours more than the first generation. Users can now charge AirPods Pro using an Apple Watch charger, as well as a MagSafe charger, Qi-certified charging base, or Lightning cable.

New AirPods Pro (2nd generation) Wireless Charger
New AirPods Pro (2nd generation) Wireless Charger

Brand new charging case

AirPods Pro (2nd generation) comes with a newly designed charging case that is sweat and water resistant and includes a lanyard option. With the accurate search feature, users with a U1-equipped iPhone can locate their charging case with guided directions. The charging case has a built in speaker to deliver a higher pitch, so it’s easy to locate. Users can also customize the charging case with their own individual Memoji, including Memoji, Animoji, and custom stickers.

Engraving options on the new AirPods Pro (2nd generation)
Engraving options on the new AirPods Pro (2nd generation)

AirPods and the environment

AirPods Pro (2nd generation) are designed to reduce their environmental impact, including using 100% recycled rare earth elements in the magnets and 100% recycled gold in circuit board coatings. The canister uses 100% recycled tin and aluminum. AirPods Pro (2nd generation) are free of potentially harmful substances such as mercury and BFRs, PVC and beryllium. The redesigned packaging eliminates the outer plastic casing, and 90% or more of the packaging is made using fiber-based materials, bringing Apple closer to its goal of completely removing plastic from all packaging by 2025. Today, Apple is carbon neutral for its operations. Global companies, and by 2030 plan to be 100% carbon neutral across the manufacturing supply chain and product life cycles. This means that every Apple device sold will have zero net climate impact.

At $399, AirPods Pro (2nd generation) will be available Order online And in the Apple Store app starting Friday, September 9, and available in stores beginning Friday, September 23.