During its big iPhone 15 event, Apple also unveiled a refreshed AirPods Pro 2, with features mostly related to other products.
One of the three key improvements is the USB-C port. The new AirPods Pro 2 now has a USB-C input and comes with a USB-C adapter. Apple has finally ditched its proprietary Lightning port as the iPhone 15 series and 15 Pro series have also made the switch — primarily due to the pressure from the new EU law. MagSafe charging is still supported.
Another hardware improvement is the IP54 rating from the IPX4 of the initial model. This makes the AirPods dust-resistant and safe from water and sweat. The new model also has Adaptive Audio, Conversation Awareness, and Personalized Volume.
But possibly its biggest new feature is support for 20-bit 48kHz Lossless audio. Sadly, it only works with the Apple Vision Pro headset, which will not be available until early next year. This is made possible by the H2 chip, which is also found on the AR/VR headset.
Another neat feature is the ability to use the iPhone 15 series’ USB-C reverse charging feature to charge the AirPods. Although reverse wireless charging would’ve been better, likr we’ve seen from select Android brands.
This new model still has Active Noise Cancellation (ANC), transparency mode, personalized spatial audio with dynamic head tracking, a lanyard loop, built-in speakers, an Apple U1 chip, Bluetooth 5.3, and up to 6 hours of listening with a single charge.
The best part is, that the AirPods Pro 2 USB-C version has the same price of Php14,990 and shall be available soon in the Philippines.