These AirPods have better sound, longer battery life and are more sustainable than their predecessor AirPod Pros. During the Apple Far Out event, Tim Cook announced them as “the most advanced AirPods yet.”
AirPods Pro 2: Release Date
The AirPods Pro 2 It will be available for online purchase on September 9, 2022. In-store availability will begin on September 23, 2022.
It’s been three years since Apple released a new model of earphones, most recently dropping AirPods Pro in 2019. In October of last year, Apple dropped the AirPods Pro in 2019. AirPods 3 (third generation). However, this was just an updated version of the original model.
Although not dropping many wireless earbud options in recent years, Apple remains the largest leader in the space with 31.8% market share, according to Canalys report. In second place was Samsung, accounting for only 9.5% of the share.
There is an ever-increasing demand for wireless headphones as global shipments reached 68.2 million units in the first quarter of 2022 (Q2 2022), which represents a growth of 17%, according to Canales Study. So, today’s announcement comes at an ideal time for Apple.
The new headphones will maintain the same design with the stem, still distinguishing them from the pebble design of the Galaxy Buds 2. The color of the headphone will remain the same – the white color of the classic Apple headphones.
AirPods Pro 2: Features
H2 . chip
The new AirPods Pro 2 will feature a new H2 chip that will provide a significant performance upgrade. The audio will be transformed with a low-distortion audio driver giving the audio more detail and clarity than ever before. AirPods now deliver richer bass and crystal clear sound across a wider range of frequencies, According to Apple. The H2 chip also allows for major upgrades to its active noise cancellation and transparency mode.
A major upgrade is improved noise cancellation. By harnessing the power of the new H2 chip, the new headphones will get twice the noise cancellation than the previous model.
The new AirPods will also have an adaptive transparency feature that will dynamically reduce the sounds of heavy environmental noises such as heavy construction or the sirens of a passing vehicle.
custom spatial sound
Another upgraded feature is custom spatial audio. This new feature will allow users to have a personalized listening experience by precisely placing the sounds in the space where the user needs them, to maximize the user’s listening experience. AirPods will know where to place sounds using the TrueDepth camera on your iPhone. Then, users will be able to create a personalized spatial audio profile that provides a personalized listening experience.
More comfortable fit
The fit of these headphones will also be more user friendly with the addition of the XS ear tip, allowing for more comfort when listening.
Touch Control is also a new and convenient feature of the AirPod Pros 2, allowing users to control volume with swipes on the stem.
Battery life is also longer than the previous battery, with up to six hours of listening with active noise cancellation from a single charge. The charging case has a battery life of 30 hours, which is six hours longer than its predecessor. To charge the case, you can now use the Apple Watch charger in addition to the MagSafe charger or the regular Connective Lightning cable.
New charging case design
The new case is sweat and water resistant. The case will also have a new speaker on the bottom so the case can make noise when it’s missing and issue charging notifications. To reduce your chances of losing the device, the charging case will now feature an accurate search feature, allowing users with a U1-equipped iPhone to locate the charging case. Another status update is that it will have a loop on its side to facilitate portability. Consumers can also customize their charging case with their own individual Memoji at no additional cost.
The environment is also a big aspect of this version, as the magnets are made from 100% recycled rare earth elements. For the first time, Apple also used 100% recycled metals to coat many printed circuit boards. Apple said the AirPods also contain 100% recycled tin in the main logic board solder and 100% recycled aluminum in the hinge.