Airpods Pro 2
Airpods Pro 2

Introducing the Next-Generation AirPods Pro with USB-C Charging and Enhanced Audio Capabilities

Apple’s innovation in the realm of audio takes another leap with the introduction of the revamped AirPods Pro (2nd generation). This state-of-the-art iteration boasts USB-C charging and a gamut of advanced features that redefine the audio experience.

Upgrades Galore: What’s New with AirPods Pro (2nd Gen)

Apple has set the bar higher with its announcement of the AirPods Pro (2nd generation). Now equipped with MagSafe Charging using USB-C, these headphones are poised to set new standards in audio quality. Enhanced features such as doubled Active Noise Cancellation, a refined Transparency mode, the enveloping Spatial Audio, and a wider array of ear tip sizes ascertain an unparalleled audio experience. The incorporation of USB-C charging, augmented dust resistance, and the integration of Lossless Audio with Apple Vision Pro are added cherries on the cake. With the advent of iOS 17, these AirPods Pro open the doors to trailblazing audio experiences like Adaptive Audio and Conversation Awareness.

USB-C Charging: The Game Changer

Gone are the days of juggling different chargers for your Apple devices. The AirPods Pro’s USB-C connector facilitates a universal charging solution for your Mac, iPad, AirPods, and even the iPhone 15 series. What’s more, the iPhone 15 range, inclusive of the iPhone 15 Pro Max, also comes with the USB-C connector, amplifying charging flexibility.

Beyond Just Music: Lossless Audio Meets Apple Vision Pro

The AirPods Pro (2nd generation) with MagSafe Charging Case (USB-C) introduces Lossless Audio that ensures ultra-low latency, creating the ideal wireless synergy with Apple Vision Pro. The H2 chip embedded within the AirPods Pro and Apple Vision Pro, coupled with an avant-garde wireless audio protocol, unleashes an outstanding 20-bit, 48 kHz Lossless Audio, all while drastically diminishing audio latency. Brace yourselves to dive into an unmatched wireless audio sphere with AirPods Pro when Apple Vision Pro rolls out in the U.S. next year.

Tapping into the Potential of iOS 17

iOS 17 bestows the AirPods Pro (2nd generation) with an assortment of exhilarating features:

  • Adaptive Audio: A transformative listening mode that harmonizes Transparency mode and Active Noise Cancellation in sync with ambient sounds.
  • Conversation Awareness: Amplifies nearby voices and minimizes background interference during short interactions.
  • Personalized Volume: Machine learning tailors volume levels based on environmental factors and user choices.

Commitment to the Environment

Apple remains steadfast in its commitment to sustainability. The new AirPods Pro is a testament to this pledge with its use of 100% recycled elements in various components. The packaging has also been overhauled to reduce plastic and prioritize fiber-based materials, aligning with Apple’s goal of eradicating plastic from its packaging by 2025. With a holistic vision, Apple is on course to achieve a 100% carbon-neutral footprint by 2030, encompassing its entire production chain and product life cycles.

Availability and Pricing

The revamped AirPods Pro (2nd generation) with the MagSafe Charging Case (USB-C) will be available at a price point of $249 (U.S.) from apple.com/store and in the Apple Store app across more than 30 countries, starting September 22. The EarPods (USB-C) can be ordered today for $19 (U.S.). Exclusive engraving options and promotional offers on Apple Music further sweeten the deal for customers.

In tandem with the aforementioned features, iOS 17 also extends additional functionalities to the AirPods lineup, such as enhanced call controls with Mute/Unmute options and seamless Automatic Switching across Apple devices.

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