APPLE’s new AirPods Pro are finally here — and I’ve gotten a sneak peek.
The next-gen wireless earbuds were unveiled at Apple’s event this week.
I’m in the bottom California and had the opportunity to review them.
From the outside, this iPhone accessory looks pretty much the same as the first-gen AirPods Pro that launched in 2019.
But they’re packed with much smarter technology.
And that’s how they should be: the AirPods Pro are Apple’s highest quality wireless earbuds.
There is a new H2 chip inside to deliver better sound quality.
And Apple says the sound quality is “transformed” with a low-distortion driver and amplifier.
The AirPods Pro support spatial audio (just like the old version), so you can hear full 360-degree sound.
And there’s a new iPhone feature for iOS 16 that lets you use the camera to scan your ears to personalize your sound experience.
Unsurprisingly, the AirPods Pro also come with active noise cancellation, which blocks out ambient noise – great if you’re on a noisy train or a busy street.
Apple says the new model doubles the amount of noise cancellation compared to the original pair.
The AirPods sticks are now touch-sensitive, so you can easily swipe them to control your audio.
And Apple says a single charge offers six hours of listening time per charge – that’s 33% more than the old model.
That means you get 30 hours of total listening time with the charging case.
How much will you set back the AirPods Pro? You’ll see a bill of $249/£249.
They can be ordered on September 9th.
And the release date is September 23rd.
There is also an option to get free engraving from Apple on the case, including Memoji.
It’s great to see Apple’s continued push for AirPods.
They are a great product and justifiably popular.
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