AirPods (2nd generation) with Charging Case - Technical Specifications

AirPods (2nd generation) with Charging Case - Technical Specifications

Overview

More magical than ever.

AirPods deliver the wireless headphone experience, reimagined. Just pull them out of the charging case and they’re ready to use with your iPhone, Apple Watch, iPad, or Mac.

After a simple one-tap setup, AirPods work like magic. They’re automatically on and always connected. AirPods can even sense when they’re in your ears and pause when you take them out.

To adjust the volume, change the song, make a call, or even get directions, simply say “Hey Siri” and make your request. You have the freedom to wear one or both AirPods, and you can play or skip forward with a double-tap when listening to music or podcasts.

AirPods deliver 5 hours of listening time1 and 3 hours of talk time on a single charge.2 And they’re made to keep up with you, thanks to a charging case that holds multiple charges for more than 24 hours of listening time.3 Need a quick charge? Just 15 minutes in the case gives you 3 hours of listening time4 or 2 hours of talk time.5

Powered by the all-new Apple H1 headphone chip, AirPods use optical sensors and motion accelerometers to detect when they’re in your ears. Whether you’re using both AirPods or just one, the H1 chip automatically routes the audio and engages the microphone. And when you’re on a call or talking to Siri, an additional speech-detecting accelerometer works with beamforming microphones to filter out external noise and focus on the sound of your voice.

Highlights

  • Designed by Apple
  • Automatically on, automatically connected
  • Easy setup for all your Apple devices6
  • Quick access to Siri by saying “Hey Siri” or setting up double-tap
  • Double-tap to play or skip forward
  • Charges quickly in the case
  • Case can be charged with a Lightning connector
  • Rich, high-quality audio and voice
  • Seamless switching between devices

What’s in the Box

  • AirPods
  • Charging Case
  • Lightning to USB-A Cable

AirPods Sensors (each):

  • Dual beamforming microphones
  • Dual optical sensors
  • Motion-detecting accelerometer
  • Speech-detecting accelerometer

Chip

  • H1 headphone chip

Controls

  • Double-tap to play, skip forward, or answer a phone call
  • Say “Hey Siri” to do things like play a song, make a call, or get directions

Size and Weight

  • AirPods (each): 0.65 by 0.71 by 1.59 inches (16.5 by 18.0 by 40.5 mm)7
  • Charging Case: 1.74 by 0.84 by 2.11 inches (44.3 by 21.3 by 53.5 mm)7
  • AirPods (each): 0.14 ounce (4 g)7
  • Charging Case: 1.35 ounces (38.2 g)7

Charging Case

  • Works with the Lightning connector

Power

  • AirPods with Charging Case: More than 24 hours listening time,3 up to 18 hours talk time8
  • AirPods (single charge): Up to 5 hours listening time,1 up to 3 hours talk time2
  • 15 minutes in the case equals up to 3 hours listening time4 or up to 2 hours talk time5

Connectivity

  • Bluetooth

Accessibility

Accessibility features help people with disabilities get the most out of their new AirPods.
Features include:

  • Live Listen audio9
  • Headphone levels
  • Headphone Accommodations

System Requirements

  • iPhone and iPod touch models with the latest version of iOS10
  • iPad models with the latest version of iPadOS10
  • Apple Watch models with the latest version of watchOS10
  • Mac models with the latest version of macOS10
  • Apple TV models with the latest version of tvOS10

Compatibility

iPhone Models

  • iPhone 13 mini
  • iPhone 13
  • iPhone 13 Pro
  • iPhone 13 Pro Max
  • iPhone SE (3rd generation)
  • iPhone 12 mini
  • iPhone 12
  • iPhone 12 Pro
  • iPhone 12 Pro Max
  • iPhone 11
  • iPhone 11 Pro
  • iPhone 11 Pro Max
  • iPhone XS
  • iPhone XS Max
  • iPhone XR
  • iPhone X
  • iPhone 8
  • iPhone 8 Plus
  • iPhone 7
  • iPhone 7 Plus
  • iPhone SE (2nd generation)
  • iPhone SE (1st generation)
  • iPhone 6s
  • iPhone 6s Plus
  • iPhone 6
  • iPhone 6 Plus
  • iPhone 5s

iPod Models

  • iPod touch (7th generation)
  • iPod touch (6th generation)

Mac Models

  • MacBook Air (M1, 2020)
  • MacBook Air (Retina, 13-inch, 2020)
  • MacBook Air (Retina, 13-inch, 2018 - 2019)
  • MacBook Air (13-inch, Early 2015 - 2017)
  • MacBook Air (11-inch, Early 2015)
  • MacBook Pro (14-inch, 2021)
  • MacBook Pro (16-inch, 2021)
  • MacBook Pro (13-inch, M1, 2020)
  • MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2020)
  • MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2016 - 2019)
  • MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Late 2012 - 2015)
  • MacBook Pro (16-inch, 2019)
  • MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2016 - 2019)
  • MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2012 - 2015)
  • MacBook (Retina, 12-inch, Early 2015 – 2017)
  • iMac (24-inch, M1, 2021)
  • iMac (Retina 4K, 21.5-inch, 2019)
  • iMac (Retina 4K, 21.5-inch, 2017)
  • iMac (Retina 4K, 21.5-inch, Late 2015)
  • iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, 2019 - 2020)
  • iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, 2017)
  • iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, Late 2014 - 2015)
  • iMac Pro (2017)
  • Mac Studio (2022) 
  • Mac mini (M1, 2020)
  • Mac mini (2018)
  • Mac mini (Late 2014)
  • Mac Pro (2019)
  • Mac Pro (Late 2013)

iPad Models

  • iPad Air (5th generation)
  • iPad Pro 12.9-inch (5th generation)
  • iPad Pro 12.9-inch (4th generation)
  • iPad Pro 12.9-inch (3rd generation)
  • iPad Pro 12.9-inch (2nd generation)
  • iPad Pro 12.9-inch (1st generation)
  • iPad Pro 11-inch (3rd generation)
  • iPad Pro 11-inch (2nd generation)
  • iPad Pro 11-inch (1st generation)
  • iPad Pro 10.5-inch
  • iPad Pro 9.7-inch
  • iPad (9th generation)
  • iPad (8th generation)
  • iPad (7th generation)
  • iPad (6th generation)
  • iPad (5th generation)
  • iPad Air (4th generation)
  • iPad Air (3rd generation)
  • iPad Air 2
  • iPad Air (1st generation)
  • iPad mini (6th generation)
  • iPad mini (5th generation)
  • iPad mini 4
  • iPad mini 3
  • iPad mini 2

Apple Watch Models

  • Apple Watch Series 7
  • Apple Watch Series 6
  • Apple Watch SE
  • Apple Watch Series 5
  • Apple Watch Series 4
  • Apple Watch Series 3
  • Apple Watch Series 2
  • Apple Watch Series 1

Apple TV Models

  • Apple TV 4K (2nd generation)
  • Apple TV 4K (1st generation)
  • Apple TV HD

  1. Testing conducted by Apple in February 2019 using preproduction AirPods (2nd generation), Charging Case, and Wireless Charging Case units and software paired with iPhone Xs Max units and prerelease software. The playlist consisted of 358 unique audio tracks purchased from the iTunes Store (256-Kbps AAC encoding). Volume was set to 50%. Testing consisted of full AirPods battery discharge while playing audio until the first AirPod stopped playback. Battery life depends on device settings, environment, usage, and many other factors.
  2. Testing conducted by Apple in February 2019 using preproduction AirPods (2nd generation), Charging Case, and Wireless Charging Case units and software paired with iPhone Xs Max units and prerelease software. Volume was set to 50%. Testing consisted of full AirPods battery discharge with a cellular phone call until the first AirPod stopped playing call audio. Battery life depends on device settings, environment, usage, and many other factors.
  3. Testing conducted by Apple in February 2019 using preproduction AirPods (2nd generation), Charging Case, and Wireless Charging Case units and software paired with iPhone Xs Max units and prerelease software. The playlist consisted of 358 unique audio tracks purchased from the iTunes Store (256-Kbps AAC encoding). Volume was set to 50%. Testing consisted of full AirPods battery discharge while playing audio until the first AirPod stopped playback. The drained AirPods were charged to 100 percent, then audio playback was resumed until the first AirPod stopped playback. This cycle was repeated until both the AirPods and charging case were fully discharged. Battery life depends on device settings, environment, usage, and many other factors.
  4. Testing conducted by Apple in February 2019 using preproduction AirPods (2nd generation), Charging Case, and Wireless Charging Case units and software paired with iPhone Xs Max units and prerelease software. The playlist consisted of 358 unique audio tracks purchased from the iTunes Store (256-Kbps AAC encoding). Volume was set to 50%. 15-Minute charge testing conducted with drained AirPods that were charged for 15 minutes, then audio playback was started until the first AirPod stopped playback. Battery life depends on device settings, environment, usage, and many other factors.
  5. Testing conducted by Apple in February 2019 using preproduction AirPods (2nd generation), Charging Case, and Wireless Charging Case units and software paired with iPhone Xs Max units and prerelease software. Volume was set to 50%. 15-Minute charge testing conducted with drained AirPods that were charged for 15 minutes, then a cellular phone call was started until the first AirPod stopped playing call audio. Battery life depends on device settings, environment, usage, and many other factors.
  6. Requires an iCloud account and macOS 10.14.4, iOS 12.2, or watchOS 5.2.
  7. Size and weight vary by configuration and manufacturing process.
  8. Testing conducted by Apple in February 2019 using preproduction AirPods (2nd generation), Charging Case, and Wireless Charging Case units and software paired with iPhone Xs Max units and prerelease software. Volume was set to 50%. Testing consisted of full AirPods battery discharge with a cellular phone call until the first AirPod stopped playing call audio. The drained AirPods were charged to 100 percent, then the cellular phone call was restarted until the first AirPod stopped playing call audio. This cycle was repeated until both the AirPods and charging case were fully discharged. Battery life depends on device settings, environment, usage, and many other factors.
  9. Requires latest version of iOS.
  10. AirPods can be used as Bluetooth headphones with Apple devices using earlier software and with non-Apple devices, but functionality is limited.

Some features require iOS 13 or iPadOS, which are not compatible with iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 5s, iPod touch (6th generation), iPad Air (1st generation), iPad mini 3, and iPad mini 2.
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