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

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

Sensors

  • 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 Weight1

AirPods (each)

  • Height: 1.59 inches (40.5 mm)
  • Width: 0.65 inch (16.5 mm)
  • Depth: 0.71 inch (18.0 mm)
  • Weight: 0.14 ounce (4 grams)

Wireless Charging Case

  • Height: 2.11 inches (53.5 mm)
  • Width: 1.74 inches (44.3 mm)
  • Depth: 0.84 inch (21.3 mm)
  • Weight: 1.35 ounces (38.2 grams)

Charging Case

  • Works with the Lightning connector

Battery

AirPods

  • Up to 5 hours of listening time with a single charge2
  • Up to 3 hours of talk time with a single charge3

AirPods with Charging Case

  • More than 24 hours of listening time4
  • Up to 18 hours of talk time5

15 minutes in the case provides up to 3 hours listening time6 or up to 2 hours talk time7

Connectivity

  • Bluetooth 5.0

In the Box

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

Accessibility

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

  • Live Listen audio8
  • Headphone levels
  • Headphone Accommodations

System Requirements9

  • iPhone and iPod touch models with the latest version of iOS
  • iPad models with the latest version of iPadOS
  • Apple Watch models with the latest version of watchOS
  • Mac models with the latest version of macOS
  • Apple TV models with the latest version of tvOS

Compatibility10

iPhone Models

  • iPhone 13 mini
  • iPhone 13
  • iPhone 13 Pro
  • iPhone 13 Pro Max
  • 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 711
  • iPhone 7 Plus11
  • iPhone SE (2nd generation)
  • iPhone SE (1st generation)11
  • iPhone 6s11
  • iPhone 6s Plus11
  • iPhone 611
  • iPhone 6 Plus11
  • iPhone 5s11

iPod Models

  • iPod touch (7th generation)
  • iPod touch (6th generation)11

Mac Models11

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

iPad Models

  • 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)11
  • 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-inch11
  • 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 211
  • iPad Air (1st generation)11
  • iPad mini (6th generation)
  • iPad mini (5th generation)
  • iPad mini 411
  • iPad mini 311
  • iPad mini 211

Apple Watch Models11

  • 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 Models11

  • Apple TV 4K
  • Apple TV HD

AirPods and the Environment

Apple takes a complete product life cycle approach to determining our environmental impact. Learn more

AirPods are designed with the following features to reduce environmental impact:

  • Brominated flame retardant–free
  • PVC-free
  • Beryllium-free
  • Mercury-free

  1. Size and weight vary by configuration and manufacturing process.
  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. 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.
  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. 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.
  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%. 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.
  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%. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. Requires the latest version of iOS or iPadOS.
  9. AirPods can be used as Bluetooth headphones with Apple devices using earlier software and with non-Apple devices, but functionality is limited.
  10. 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.
  11. Audio Sharing not supported.
  12. Spatialize Stereo supports stereo content with iOS 15 or later, Apple Music with Dolby Atmos or 5.1, and video content recorded in 5.1, 7.1, and Dolby Atmos from supported applications.
  13. AirPods (3rd generation) and AirPods Pro are sweat and water resistant for non-water sports and exercise. AirPods (3rd generation) and AirPods Pro were tested under controlled laboratory conditions, and have a rating of IPX4 under IEC standard 60529. Sweat and water resistance are not permanent conditions and resistance might decrease as a result of normal wear. Do not attempt to charge wet AirPods (3rd generation) and AirPods Pro; refer to https://support.apple.com/kb/HT210711 for cleaning and drying instructions. The Wireless Charging Case and MagSafe Charging Case for AirPods Pro are not sweat or water resistant.
  14. MagSafe charging requires a compatible MagSafe charger. Wireless charging requires a Qi-certified wireless charger.
  15. Battery life varies by use and configuration. See apple.com/batteries for details.