Apple unveiled its at its Wednesday, and they included one big new detail: controls for adjusting volume right on the AirPods themselves.
The touch swipe controls on the stems have been added to the previous pinch controls, Apple said Wednesday. The new AirPods Pro also offer an improved six-hour battery life — up from four hours, plus the case can give you four more charges — and a precision location feature with a speaker on the case.
The wireless headphones are powered by Apple’s H2 chip, have improved sound and noise canceling and can be charged with the Apple Watch charger. The AirPods Pro 2 are priced at $249 (£249, AU$399) and will ship Sept. 23. Preorders for the AirPods Pro 2 start Sept. 9.
Apple also used the event to reveal its 2022 iPhone lineup: the, . The new iPhones have , and . The Pro models will be powered by the , the company’s highest performing smartphone processor yet, and they have the .
Apple is also moving fully toward(or eSim), abandoning physical SIM cards altogether.
Beyond the AirPods Pro and iPhones, Apple announced the premium(designed for outdoor adventures), the (the first model to come with a , that enables new ovulation tracking features, and ), and the cheaper .
The Cupertino, California, company’s fall product launch event is always a major moment in the annual technology calendar. The iPhone remains a big seller, and it supports a tech ecosystem that includes services like iCloud and Apple Arcade and accessories such as AirPods and Apple Watches.