The AirPods range has been the topic of discussion for a while as we await the new version. The wait is finally over as Apple announces the new AirPods Pro
While there is a 2019 variant of the AirPods, the new AirPods Pro is a whole new product. Apple has created a whole new tab on its site dedicated to the new earbuds. As a bump up from the current model, Apple has included a host of new features in the new AirPods.
The AirPods Pro include:
Customisable silicon tips
The new AirPods retain the familiar shape but now come with a number of silicon tips for a better fit. A new test feature will tell you if you are using the right tip for your ear. By measuring the sound inside your ear the AirPods Pro will be able to find the most appropriate one for you.
A wireless charging case is included with the AirPods Pro, usually a more expensive add-on with previous models. It is Qi-charging compatible so you can use it with your charging mat. A Lightning cable is also included if you want to charge it the usual way.
A first for the AirPods Pro is water-resistance which Apple says will handle light rain or sweat during a workout. Noise cancellation will block out exterior noise by using contrasting frequencies in your ear. A new feature is the transparency mode. You will be able to listen to people talk or take in surrounding sounds in this mode. The exterior microphones record and playback the sound into your ear. So you can hear your surroundings without having to remove the AirPods Pro.
While this does give us a lot of what current AirPod users were asking for it isn't quite what everyone wanted to see on the AirPods 3. Various rumours have been coming in thick and fast and Apple fans were hoping they could take on some of the best wireless earbuds out there. Although they don't have everything that has been cited in rumours they will certainly be a welcome upgrade to the current AirPods model.
As previous rumours pointed to an end of year release for the AirPods Pro, those waiting for them will be happy to be able to get their hands on them from October 30th. The new model earbuds are priced at £249 which does include the wireless charging case. It does point to the new direction of wireless charging only that Apple is expecting to take.
Are you going to buy the new AirPods Pro? Do you like the new features of the latest AirPods model?