So we’ve put together a quick breakdown of the technical specifications for Apple’s newest member of the AirPods family. The new AirPods Pro retain the lightweight design, but they’ve actually mangled to shorten the stem at the same time. And of course the redesign also boasts new, flexible silicone tips for a better in-ear fit.
So let’s get right into it.
Size and weight
Individually, the AirPods Pro are 0.86 inches (21.8mm) wide, and 1.22 inches (30.9mm) tall. They weigh 0.19 ounces (5.4 grams). Meanwhile, the charging case (which supports wireless charging from a Qi-based wireless charger) is 2.39 inches (60.6mm) wide and 1.78 inches (45.2mm) tall. The charging case weighs 1.61 ounces (45.6 grams).
The AirPods Pro are equipped with plenty of technology. That includes:
- Active Noise Cancellation
- Adaptive EQ
- Transparency mode
- Custom high-excursion Apple driver
- Vent system for pressure equalization
- Custom high dynamic range amplifier
It is also kitted out with a variety of sensors:
- Dual beamforming microphones
- Dual optical sensors
- Force sensor
- Motion-detecting accelerometer
- Inward-facing microphone
- Speech-detecting accelerometer
The Apple AirPods Pro feature the company’s custom H1 chip. This means the new truly wireless headphones support “Hey Siri” and easy connectivity with supported Apple products.
The AirPods Pro feature tap controls on each headphone.
- A single tap to play, pause, or answer a phone call
- Tap two times to skip a track
- Tap three times to skip back
- Press and hold to switch between the new Active Noise Cancellation and Transparency mode (either block out sound or hear the ambient noises around you, respectively)
- “Hey Siri” is also supported
Sweat- and water-resistance
The AirPods Pro are sweat- and water-resistant, with an IPX4 rating.
Battery & charging case
If you have Active Noise Cancellation turned on, or you use Transparency mode, the AirPods Pro can get up to 4.5 hours on a single charge. If you turn these features off, you’ll get up to five hours of listening on a single charge.
You get up to 3.5 hours of talk time with the new AirPods.
With the Wireless Charging Case, the AirPods Pro can get up to 24 hours of additional listening time, and up to 18 hours of additional talk time. Apple says that five minutes of charging in the case will get the AirPods Pro up to one hour of listening time, and about 1 hour of talk time.
The AirPods Pro connect wirelessly with Bluetooth 5.0.
In the box
- AirPods Pro
- Wireless Charging Case
- Silicone ear tips (three sizes)
- Lightning to USB-C Cable
- iPhone and iPod touch models with the latest version of iOS
- iPad models with the latest version of iPadOS
- Apple Watch models with the latest version of watchOS
- Mac models with the latest version of macOS
- Apple TV models with the latest version of tvOS
The AirPods Pro support a variety of Apple-branded devices, so here’s the official list:
- iPhone 11
- iPhone 11 Pro
- iPhone 11 Pro Max
- iPhone XS
- iPhone XS Max
- iPhone XR
- iPhone X
- iPhone 8
- iPhone 8 Plus
- iPhone 7 (does not support Audio Sharing)
- iPhone 7 Plus (does not support Audio Sharing)
- iPhone 6s (does not support Audio Sharing)
- iPhone 6s Plus (does not support Audio Sharing)
- iPhone SE (does not support Audio Sharing)
- iPad Pro 12.9-inch (3rd generation)
- iPad Pro 12.9-inch (2nd generation)
- iPad Pro 12.9-inch (1st generation) (does not support Audio Sharing)
- iPad Pro 11-inch
- iPad Pro 10.5-inch
- iPad Pro 9.7-inch (does not support Audio Sharing)
- iPad (7th generation)
- iPad (6th generation)
- iPad (5th generation)
- iPad Air (3rd generation)
- iPad Air 2 (does not support Audio Sharing)
- iPad mini (5th generation)
- iPad mini 4 (does not support Audio Sharing)
- iPod touch (7th generation)
Apple Watch Models
- Apple Watch Series 5
- Apple Watch Series 4
- Apple Watch Series 3
- Apple Watch Series 2
- Apple Watch Series 1
Apple TV Models
- Apple TV 4K
- Apple TV HD
- MacBook (Retina, 12-inch, Early 2015–2017)
- MacBook Air (11-inch, Mid 2012–Early 2015)
- MacBook Air (13-inch, Mid 2012–2017)
- MacBook Air (Retina, 13-inch, 2018–2019)
- MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Late 2012–Early 2015)
- MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2012–Mid 2015)
- MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2012–2019)
- MacBook Pro (15-inch, Mid 2012–2019)
- iMac (21.5-inch, Late 2012–2017)
- iMac (27-inch, Late 2012–Late 2013)
- iMac (Retina 4K, 21.5-inch, Late 2015–2019)
- iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, Late 2014–2019)
- iMac Pro (2017)
- Mac mini (Late 2012–Late 2018)
- Mac Pro (Late 2013–2019)
That’s how it all breaks down from a technical standpoint. The AirPods Pro are available to order right now and begin shipping on Wednesday, October 30. They are priced at $249. They will be available in stores beginning later this week.
Do you plan on picking up a pair of AirPods Pro?