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The Apple AirPods Pro are available worldwide today - what's new?

Posted on Oct 30, 2019.

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The new Apple AirPods Pros are available to order as of today (30 October 2019).

The Pros have all sorts of new features making them quite different to their predecessors.

These new features include:

  • Active Noise Cancellation for immersive sound

  • Transparency mode for hearing what's happening around you

  • A customisable fit for all-day comfort (choose from three sizes of soft, flexible silicone tips that click into place and conform to your ear shape)

TechRadar's 'Early Verdict' Review:

"The new AirPods Pro have already impressed in a number of ways in our early testing - we need to spend more time assessing them, but already the Pro earbuds feel like a marked step up over the original AirPods."

T3's 'Early Verdict' Review:

"The headline news is that in most ways the Apple AirPods Pro are much better true wireless headphones than the more basic - and, to be fair, £100/$100 cheaper - AirPods."

The Verge's 'Early Verdict' Review:

"As someone who has never been able to fully enjoy the regular AirPods - they just don't fit my ears securely - the in-ear design of the AirPods Pro is super appealing."

AirPods Pro Specifications:

  Apple AirPods Pro The One Point Blog Post


Apple AirPods Pro

Audio Technology

Active Noise Cancellation

Transparency mode

Adaptive EQ

Vent system for pressure equalisation

Custom high-excursion Apple driver

Custom high dynamic range amplifier


Dual beamforming microphones

Inward-facing microphone

Dual optical sensors

Motion-detecting accelerometer

Speech-detecting accelerometer

Force sensor


H1-based System in Package


Press once to play, pause, or answer a phone call

Press twice to skip forward

Press three times to skip back

Press and hold to switch between Active Noise Cancellation and Transparency mode

Say "Hey Siri" to do things like play a song, make a call, or get directions

Sweat and Water Resistant

Sweat and water resistant (IPX4)

Size and Weight (Each)

AirPods Pro:

Height:1.22 inches (30.9 mm)

Width:0.86 inch (21.8 mm)

Depth:0.94 inch (24.0 mm)

Weight:0.19 ounce (5.4 grams)

Charging Case:

Height:1.78 inches (45.2 mm)

Width:2.39 inches (60.6 mm)

Depth:0.85 inch (21.7 mm)

Weight:1.61 ounces (45.6 grams)

Charging Case

Works with Qi-certified chargers for the Lightning connector


AirPods Pro:

Up to 4.5 hours of listening time with a single charge (up to 5 hours with Active Noise Cancellation and Transparency off)

Up to 3.5 hours of talk time with a single charge

AirPods Pro with Wireless Charging Case:

More than 24 hours of listening time

More than 18 hours of talk time

5 minutes in the case provides around 1 hour of listening time or around 1 hour of talk time


Bluetooth 5.0

In The Box

AirPods Pro

Wireless Charging Case

Silicone ear tips (three sizes)

Lightning to USB-C Cable



Accessibility features help people with disabilities get the most out of their new AirPods Pro.

Features include:

Live Listen audio

System Requirements

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


iPhone Models:

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

iPhone 7 Plus

iPhone 6s

iPhone 6s Plus

iPhone SE

iPad Models:

iPad Pro 12.9-inch (3rd generation)

iPad Pro 12.9-inch (2nd generation)

iPad Pro 12.9-inch (1st generation)

iPad Pro 11-inch

iPad Pro 10.5-inch

iPad Pro 9.7-inch

iPad (7th generation)

iPad (6th generation)

iPad (5th generation)

iPad Air (3rd generation)

iPad Air 2

iPad mini (5th generation)

iPad mini 4

iPod Models:

iPod touch (7th generation)

Mac Models:

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)

AirPods Pro and the Environment

AirPods Pro are designed with the following features to reduce environmental impact:

Brominated flame retardant-free



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