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*CONFIRMED* New AirPods Pro release date, specs, pricing, and more

Soon to be invading your ear canals: The Apple AirPods Pro 2

Updated: Sep 7, 2022 7:58 pm
New AirPods Pro

Apple is expected to finally announce the AirPods Pro 2 release date at its ‘Far Out’ event later today. This means that the speculations, rumors, and guesswork is finally over.

So, we thought we’d create a final round-up page and go over everything we know so far about the AirPods Pro 2. This includes information about the specs, pricing, release date, charging case, and any other spicy information we’ve managed to find out.

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When can I pre order the new AirPods Pro?

You can pre order the new AirPods Pro at 8am on September 9

New AirPods Pro release date Confirmed

  • AirPods Pro 2 release date: September 23

The Apple Event is going to take place today at 10AM (PDT) / 1PM (EDT) / 6PM (BST) / 7PM (CET) / 10:30PM (IST) / 1AM 8th Sept (ACT).

This is where we’re going to see the official announcement of the Apple AirPods Pro 2, Apple Watch Series 8, and iPhone 14, iPad, and maybe even the AirPods Max 2.

Apple is typically predictable when it comes to releasing products. And the AirPods Pro 2 release date probably won’t be an exception to this.

Apple usually announces products at an official event, then allows people to order said products around 10 days later. This allows a bit of hype to build up as the reviews start to work their way to the surface.

So, as long as Apple isn’t feeling all zesty and decides to experiment with a new rhythm, we can expect the Apple AirPods Pro 2 release date to be September 16.

News AirPods Pro specs & features *CONFIRMED*

*The following specs have now been confirmed by apple*

  • Personalized spatial audio
  • H2 advanced active noise cancellation. 2x more noise canceled over previous AirPods Pro
  • Extra Small ear tip (ooooh)
  • H2 adaptive transparency, processing at 48,000 times a second
  • Capacitive touch controls
  • Up to 6 hours battery life per charge, Up to 30 hours total with case
  • Additional speaker on case
  • Magsafe and Qi charging
  • New AirPods Pro Price: $249
  • New AirPods Pro Release date: September 23

The current AirPods Pro are already impressive TWS earbuds, packing a lot more audio quality and fun features into their tiny plastic shell than most of the competition.

However, Apple is not known for stagnating, especially when it comes to audio. Let’s not forget that the OG AirPods were almost solely responsible for the TWS craze that we still find ourselves mired with.

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So, let’s have a look at what changes and improvements we can expect from the AirPods Pro 2.

Apple Lossless audio format

This comes straight from respected industry insider and secret-revealer, Ming-Chi Kuo, and it might be the biggest change AirPods have had since inception: A new lossless audio format.

This makes sense, as there are inarguable limitations to the Bluetooth audio codec, especially when it comes to bandwidth.

In fact, the VP of Apple Acoustics, Gary Greaves, has said in an interview with What HiFiit’s fair to say that we would like more bandwidth“.

Between this, and all the other rumblings regarding a new Lossless format, it’s safe to say that Apple is certainly looking into abandoning Bluetooth.

This means that we might finally be seeing a new audio format, which a lot of people seem to be calling ALAC (Apple Lossless Audio Codec).

Improved battery life

The current regular AirPods 3 have significantly better battery life than the current AirPods Pro, which is a bit embarrassing, given the ‘Pro’ suffix.

And it’s been around 3 years since the induction of the AirPods Pro, so if nothing else, we hope Apple gives us a long-overdue bump in battery life.

The current battery life drains particularly quickly when noise canceling is enabled too, so perhaps a more efficient noise canceling mode is in order too.

New charging case

Again, here is another example where the AirPods Pro is lagging behind the regular variant. Luckily, according to MacRumors at least, we’re likely to be seeing a redesigned AirPods Pro 2 case, with an all-new, all-improved feature set.

This also tallies up with the supposedly leaked CAD files that Andrew O’Hara (@Andrew_OSU on Twitter) published.

The most interesting feature for us is the rumored AirPods Pro 2 case alarm. This will allow the user to make the case emit a loud noise to aid in retrieving the case when it’s lost. Not that helpful if you’ve left them on another continent, but could be handy if you drop them in the pub.

We’ll also apparently get improved water and dirt resistance, as the incumbent AirPods Pro case has none at all, with the pods themselves getting all the resistive powers.

AirPods Pro 2 price confirmed

Apple has confirmed that the AirPods Pro 2 Price is $249

Currently, AirPods Pro cost $249, which is actually pretty reasonable within the scope of TWS earbuds, especially when you factor in their industry-leading performance.

According to Tom’s Guide, we’re likely to see the AirPods Pro 2 Price increase by $25-$50, which makes sense as it’s in line with how Samsung and other competitors have been pricing their new releases.

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Apple AirPods Pro 2 FAQs

Right, let’s answer some of the questions we’re seeing so frequently.

Is Apple releasing AirPods Pro 2?

Yes.

How much will the AirPods Pro 2 cost?

Apple has confirmed that the AirPods Pro 2 will cost $249.99

When did AirPods Pro 2 come out?

The AirPods Pro 2 release date is 23 September

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