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Looking into Apple’s latest AirPod Pro

Spotlight: Apple's newest AirPod Pro 2022
Spotlight: Apple's newest AirPod Pro 2022

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The AirPods Pro announcement at the Apple event was one of three new devices on September 7.

At the unveiling, Apple touted the AirPods as the biggest in the lineup yet.


The 2nd generation AirPods Pro will be available for pre-order on September 9 and will be available in stores on September 23.


Bob Borchers, vice president of worldwide product marketing for Apple, shared his excitement with a statement:

“AirPods revolutionized the wireless category with an innovative design and incredible sound quality. With the new AirPods Pro, Apple raises the bar once again.”

“The new AirPods Pro deliver even better sound quality, a more immersive listening experience with Personalized Spatial Audio, and transformative audio features like Adaptive Transparency.”

“With up to double the noise-canceling power of their predecessors, the world’s bestselling wireless headphones just got even better.”

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What the new AirPods bring

The new AirPods Pro come with the new H2 chip for breakthrough audio performance. The new chip offers major improvements in Active Noise Cancellation and Transparency modes.

It also gives users a unique experience with more immersive spatial sound while on the go.

Users also have touch controls that allow for media playback and volume adjustments.

Some of the new AirPod Pro additions include longer battery life, an all-new charging case, and an extra tip size for a better fit.

Internal features

The new AirPod Pro is equipped with a lightweight and compact body powered by the H2 chip, providing a unique acoustic experience and twice the noise cancellation.

It also comes with a new low-distortion audio driver and a custom amplifier that deliver richer bass and crystal-clear sound across a range of frequencies.

The new AirPods offer comfort with an in-ear fit and an extra-small ear tip.

Despite the noise-cancelling feature, it has a transparency mode with adaptive transparency that keeps users connected and aware of the outside world.

With the H2 chip, users also get on-device processing that reduces loud ambient noise for comfortable everyday listening.

Users also no longer need to turn to their devices to change their volume as touch controls.

They can talk to Siri or slide the stem slightly for quick volume adjustments.

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External features

The AirPods Pro offer 1.5 hours more of listening pleasure than the previous model.

The case also includes four additional credits, giving users a total of 30 hours of listening time.

Users have more flexibility for their travels because the AirPod Pro charger allows the use of a MagSafe charger, Qi-certified charging pad, or Lightning cable.

The charging case is also sweat and water resistant, with a cable loop to make it reachable.

It comes with Precision Finding, which allows U1 compatible iPhones to find the charging case, which comes with a built-in speaker for higher tones to make it easier to find.

People with AirPod Pro can also customize the charging case with their own personalized Memoji.


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