Apple today introduced the second-generation AirPods Pro with an upgraded H2 chip that provides up to twice as much active noise cancellation and more.
The new AirPods Pro look similar to the original. A new Touch Control feature on the stem allows users to adjust the volume with a swipe up or down, while the silicone ear tips are now available in a new XS size alongside small, medium, and large.
Spatial audio has a new personalization feature that is uniquely tailored to the size and shape of your head and ears, while Transparency mode is now “adaptive” and can better reduce the volume of environmental noises like construction activity.
Apple says the new AirPods Pro provide longer battery life, with up to six hours of listening time per charge, which matches the third-generation standard AirPods released last year. The charging case now provides up to 30 hours of total listening time, compared to up to 24 hours of total listening time for the original AirPods Pro.
The new charging case features Find My support with a built-in speaker and has an integrated lanyard loop. The case still has a Lightning connector.
The new AirPods Pro will be available order this Friday, September 9, with pricing set at $249 in the United States, which is the same price as the original. The second-generation AirPods Pro will be available on September 23.
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