AirPods Pro 2 is now available for purchase for £249 in the UK. The AirPods Pro 2 (2022) is official. Apple’s flagship 2nd Generation noise-canceling earbuds were revealed to the world on the 7th of September 2022 at the company’s ‘Far Out’ event alongside a new family of iPhone 14 smartphones.
The Apple AirPods Pro 2 is now available for you to purchase and it’s just slightly priced above its competition- Galaxy Buds 2 Pro or Google Pixel Buds Pro. The AirPods Pro 2 supports Bluetooth 5.3, and it comes with an H2 chipset.
The design of the AirPods Pro 2 is similar to its predecessor. However, the battery life is stronger now and the ANC and Transparency mode is now 2x better than what the first AirPods Pro offered. The AirPods stems are pressure sensitive. This means you can use it to control music playback and pick calls.
Other highlights are the Adaptive Transparency mode and Advanced Active Noise Cancellation (ANC). The AirPods Pro 2 gets advanced computation audio with optimized microphone placement.
AirPods Pro 2 (2022) price and availability in the UK
The AirPods Pro (2022) will be launching at £249 / $249 / AU$399 like the original AirPods Pro did back in 2019 when they first went on sale. Like the original AirPods Pro, the AirPods Pro (2022) is available in white.
Apple AirPods Pro 2 (2022) features
AirPods Pro has been known for excellent ANC, so the world has been expecting upgrades in that arena with an AirPods Pro (2022). Thankfully, Apple has delivered, up to double the effectiveness of its ANC with the new AirPods Pro, thanks to its new H2 chip and optimized placement of acoustic vents and mics.
Apple’s latest AirPods Pro is also getting a brand-new low distortion driver and a custom amplifier to power it in order to deliver “even more detail and clarity across a wider range of frequencies.” According to Apple, these are the “most advanced AirPods yet.”
With AirPods Pro (2022) you’ll also now have touch controls on the stems of your AirPods, allowing you to control music playback as well as take calls with a simple swipe. The new AirPods Pro is also getting a hefty battery life upgrade with the new AirPods able to last 6 hours from a single charge and up to 30 hours with the charging case. This is a 6-hour increase from the original. The original AirPods Pro could last for 5 hours on a single charge, while the new AirPods Pro can last 6 hours on a single charge.
AirPods Pro (2022) has improvements to spatial audio, too, in the form of personalized spatial audio. Everyone will be able to go in and create a personalized spatial audio profile fit for their own unique ear to be able to offer up the best-sounding spatial experience.
To do this, we don’t know exactly how it works just yet, but according to Apple, you’ll need iOS 16 or iPadOS 16 (on an Apple device with a camera) alongside the new AirPod Pros to create a custom profile, while you’ll also be able to do this with a macOS Ventura computer and your buds in October. This kind of tech is likely similar to PlayStation’s 3D Audio tech which has customizable spatial audio profiles.
Lastly, Apple is now providing a new XS ear tip alongside the AirPods Pro’s traditional three-included ear tips for a better fit for those with smaller ears. According to Apple, a big part of the AirPods Pro (2022)’s passive noise-cancellation comes down to a great fit.