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AirPods Pro, AirPods, PowerBeats Pro: what’s the difference?

AirPods Pro

With the introduction of the AirPods Pro, Apple's giving you two two distinct choices of wireless earbuds. You also can't forget about PowerBeats Pro, which pack in some of the same technology and some innovations of their own. All three of them sport different features and designs for different users. So let's break down the major differences between Apple's different H1-equipped wireless earbuds to help you decide which to pick.

AirPods 2 are powered by the new Apple H1 chip. Here’s everything it’s responsible for

The original AirPods debuted the Apple-designed W1 wireless chip without which their seamless pairing and other unique features wouldn't be possible. The new AirPods, available for pre-order beginning today ahead of their retail launch scheduled for Friday next week, take advantage of an improved version of the proprietary chip that now has a brand new name: H1.