Apple AirPods Pro (2nd generation) - Specifications, images and price

As part of yesterday's September keynote, Apple presented, among other things, the second generation of AirPods Pro headphones. The iPhone manufacturer is not reinventing the wheel, but has integrated a few updates in the earphones and charging case that match the product. For the latter, the rumors about a “Where is?” integration and a separate loudspeaker for playing certain sounds have come true. The headphones themselves now have an H2 chip, better audio technology, improved noise canceling and expanded touch controls with swipe gestures. Further technical data of the AirPods Pro 2 as well as the price can be found below.

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The new Apple AirPods Pro (2nd gen) have installed the H2 chip, integrated Bluetooth 5.3 and enable new touch gestures for operation. What is even more important: The sound is even better thanks to new technology and can be individually adjusted.

The new Apple AirPods Pro (2nd gen) have installed the H2 chip, integrated Bluetooth 5.3 and enable new touch gestures for operation. What is even more important: The sound is even better thanks to new technology and can be individually adjusted.

Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) Specifications

Here you will find a clear list of the most important technical data of the Apple AirPods Pro 2, which were presented on September 7th, 2022. Then I will list the most important technical data for the charging case of the headphones before I come to use, availability and price. So you have all the information at a glance.

  • Manufacturer: Apple
  • Model: AirPods Pro (2nd Gen)
  • Device Type: Wireless Bluetooth Headphones
  • Earbud dimensions (H x W x D): 30,8 x 21,8 x 24 mm
  • Weight of one earbud: 5,3g
  • Ear tip sizes: L, M, S, XS
  • Chips: Apple H2 for new functions, more efficient calculations and better radio support
  • Audio technology: Apple high-excursion woofer, dedicated wide dynamic range amplifier
  • Audio features: Active Noise Cancellation (ANC), adaptive transparency for different transmittances, ventilation for pressure equalization, personalized 3D audio and head tracking with compatible hardware, EQ
  • Sensors: Beamforming microphones for voice commands, telephony and environment recognition as well as inward-facing microphone for ANC calculations, skin detection, accelerometer with motion detection, accelerometer with voice recognition, touch controls (see below)
  • Bluetooth Generation: Bluetooth 5.3
  • Protection class: IPX4 protection against sweat and splash water
  • Battery life: up to 6 hours of audio playback, up to 5,5 hours with 3D and head tracking, up to 4,5 hours of talk time e.g. B. during phone calls
  • Battery life including charging case: up to 30 hours of audio playback and up to 24 hours of talk time
  • Battery charging time: 5 minutes in the charging case ensure around an hour of use
  • Scope of delivery: AirPods Pro, MagSafe charging case, lanyard loop, silicone tips in four sizes, Lightning to USB‑C cable, documentation

A summary of the specifications, news and accessories of the new Apple AirPods Pro 2. Screenshot of the Apple September

AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) Charging Case Specifications

In addition to the update for the headphones themselves, there were also changes to the charging case. This can now be charged via MagSafe chargers and the Apple Watch charger, among other things. It also has a U1 chip for finding with "Where is?". This can also be used to control the new loudspeaker in order to play a sound. Overall, you can expect these technical data of the AirPods Pro 2 charging case:

  • Manufacturer: Apple
  • Model: AirPods Pro (2nd Generation) Charging Case
  • Device type: mobile charging accessory for headphones
  • Dimensions (H x W x D): 45,2 x 60,6 x 21,7 mm
  • Weight: 50,8 g
  • Chip: Apple U1 zum punktgenauen Auffinden per „Genaue Suche“ in der Where is? App
  • Loudspeaker: Can play tones for locating and detecting charging status
  • Protection class: IPX4 protection against sweat and splash water
  • Charging options: MagSafe charger, Apple Watch charger, Qi-certified chargers, charging cables with Lightning connector
In this picture you can see the Lightning connector and the speaker opening of the AirPods Pro 2 charging case (below) as well as the attachment option for the wrist strap (right).

In this picture you can see the Lightning connector and the speaker opening of the AirPods Pro 2 charging case (below) as well as the attachment option for the wrist strap (right).

Operating the AirPods Pro 2 via touch inputs

The revised touch sensors on the new AirPods Pro headphones provide additional options for controlling audio content, taking calls and performing similar actions. In addition to voice commands via "Hey Siri", you have the following options with the new Pro earplugs from Apple:

  • Press once: start playback, pause playback, answer call
  • Press twice: play the next track
  • Press three times: Play the previous track
  • Long press: Switch between active noise cancellation and adaptive transparency (like the Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro)
  • Swipe up: Increase volume
  • Swipe down: Turn down the volume
Source: Datasheet on Apple.com

Source: Datasheet on Apple.com

Hear better thanks to measurement with the iPhone

To make the sound even more precise and immersive, users of Apple's new headphones can measure their ears and head. This is possible via the TrueDepth camera of the paired iPhone. Through their use, a "Create a personalized 3D audio profile for a customized listening experience“, as it is in the press release about the new products. The customized 3D audio with dynamic head tracking can then be used more precisely for audio content on the iPhone, Mac, iPad and Apple TV. This applies to films and series as well as to music.

Which Apple devices are the AirPods Pro 2 compatible with?

Apple lists in the official data sheet the new headphones have many of their own devices that are compatible with them. In addition to the iPod touch of the 7th generation, this also includes all iPhone SE models, iPhones from the iPhone 6s (Plus) from 2015, Mac, iMac and MacBook models from 2012 or 2013, the Apple TV 4K and the Apple TV HD, all Apple Watch models from Series 1 to Ultra, iPad mini from 4th gen, iPad Air from 3rd gen, iPad from 5th gen and all iPad Pro models. If you want to know which variants of the Mac, iMac, MacBook or other Apple devices are on the list in detail, simply follow the link to the data sheet.

When can you order and buy the new headphones?

When can you pre-order and buy the Apple AirPods Pro of the 2nd generation? According to Apple, the new Pro earplugs can be ordered from tomorrow, Friday, September 9, 2022. They will then be delivered and commercially available on September 23, 2022. So if you want to wait until you can buy them at MediaMarkt, Saturn, the Apple Store or Amazon, mark Friday in two weeks in your calendar.

The price: How much do the Apple AirPods Pro 2 cost?

The price for the Apple AirPods Pro 2 including charging case, charger and wrist strap, with which the case can also be attached to or in the backpack, is 299 euros. What do you think about this offer. Leave a comment with your thoughts on the new Pro earbuds from the iPhone maker!

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2 comments

  1. Horst Hader says:

    For the time being I will stick with my "old" Airpods Pro. The features of the Airpods Pro 2 presented yesterday sound quite interesting. I have to check first if it's worth buying a new one. So far I'm pretty happy with my current ones. Definitely a very informative article.

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