Update: AirPods Pro is now available in India for Rs. 24,900 through Apple Authorised Resellers. It is also listed on Flipkart, it is out of stock currently.
Apple just introduced AirPods Pro, the company’s latest AirPods, and the first one with a new in-ear design and Active Noise Cancellation. This comes after several rumors and after the new AirPods with a wireless charging case that was launched earlier this year. Even this comse with a wireless charging case. AirPods Pro require Apple devices running iOS 13.2 or later, iPadOS 13.2 or later, watchOS 6.1 or later, tvOS 13.2 or later, or macOS Catalina 10.15.1 or later, said the company.
Apple AirPods Pro highlights and specifications
- Bluetooth 5.0 with H1 chip with 10 audio cores
- Each earbud come with three different sizes of soft, flexible silicone ear tips that conform to the contours of each individual ear, providing both a comfortable fit and a superior seal
- Uses innovative vent system to equalize pressure, minimizing the discomfort common in other in-ear designs and advanced software that leaves just the right amount of noise cancellation active, Transparency mode ensures that a user’s own voice sounds natural while audio continues to play perfectly.
- Active Noise Cancellation on AirPods Pro uses two microphones combined with advanced software to continuously adapt to each individual ear and headphone fit.
- Removes background noise to provide a uniquely customized, superior noise-canceling experience that allows a user to focus on what they’re listening to
- The first microphone is outward-facing and detects external sound to analyze environmental noise. AirPods Pro then create an equivalent anti-noise that cancels out background noise before it reaches the listener’s ear. A second inward-facing microphone listens toward the ear, and AirPods Pro cancel remaining noise detected by the microphone.
- Noise cancellation continuously adapts the sound signal 200 times per second.
- Adaptive EQ automatically tunes the low- and mid-frequencies of the music to the shape of an individual’s ear — resulting in a rich, immersive listening experience.
- A custom high dynamic range amplifier produces pure, incredibly clear sound while also extending battery life, and powers a custom high-excursion, low-distortion speaker driver designed to optimize audio quality and remove background noise. The driver provides consistent, rich bass down to 20Hz and detailed mid- and high-frequency audio.
- Transparency mode provides users with the option to simultaneously listen to music while still hearing the environment around them, whether that’s to hear traffic while out for a run or an important train announcement during the morning commute.
- Switching between Active Noise Cancellation and Transparency modes can be done directly on AirPods Pro using a new, innovative force sensor on the stem.
- Force sensor also makes it easy to play, pause or skip tracks, and answer or hang up phone calls.
- Press on the volume slider in Control Center on iPhone and iPad to control settings, or on Apple Watch by tapping on the AirPlay icon while music is playing.
- Voice-activated Siri uses the H1 chip to enable hands-free “Hey Siri” to play a song, increase the volume, make a call or get directions.
- Audio Sharing makes it easy to listen to the same song or watch the same movie with a friend by simply bringing a second pair of AirPods close to iPhone or iPad.
- Announce Messages automatically and conveniently speaks incoming messages as soon as they arrive, and when on a phone call or sharing media via Audio Sharing, Siri knows not to interrupt.
- Sensors: Dual optical sensors, Motion-detecting accelerometer, Speech-detecting accelerometer, Force sensor
- Sweat and water resistant (IPX4)
- Charging case works with Qi-certified chargers or the Lightning connector
- 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
- More than 24 hours of listening time and 18 hours talk time with the wireless charging case, 5 minutes in the case provides around 1 hour of listening time or around 1 hour of talk time
The AirPods Pro is priced at Rs. 24,900 ($249 in the US) and will be available Apple Authorised Resellers starting Wednesday, October 30 in the US, and will be available in India soon.