Easier. Even more magical.
With the new AirPods, you can experience wireless headphones in a whole new way. Just take them out of the case and they're ready for use with iPhones, Apple Watches, iPads or Macs.
The AirPods can be set up with your finger and work like magic. They turn on automatically and are always connected. AirPods even pause automatically when you take them out.
To adjust the volume, change the song, call someone or get directions, simply say "Hey Siri". If you want, you can wear only one of the two AirPods. By double-tapping you can play or skip a track.
The AirPods can be charged quickly and easily with the wireless charging case. Simply place the case on a Qi-compatible charging mat and charge. The LED light on the front panel indicates that the AirPods are charging. If no charging mat is available, it can also be charged using a Lightning connector.
AirPods offer 5 hours of music playback and 3 hours of call time per charge. And with their charging case, which supplies 24 hours additonal hours of playback, they keep up with everything you do. Fast charging? After only 15 minutes in the charging case, you can listen to music for 3 hours or talk on the phone for 2.
The AirPods are controlled by the new Apple H1 chip and use optical sensors and acceleration sensors to detect if they are in the ear. The H1 chip automatically forwards audio signals and activates the microphone, whether you're using both AirPods or just one. When calling or talking to Siri, both an additional accelerometer with speech recognition and wave-triggered microphones help reduce outside noise and make your voice clearer.
Performance you’ll want to hear.
Powered by the all-new Apple H1 headphone chip, AirPods deliver a faster and more stable wireless connection to your devices — up to 2x faster when switching between active devices,3 and a 1.5x faster connection time for phone calls.4 The H1 chip also drives voice-enabled Siri access and delivers up to 30 per cent lower gaming latency.5 So whether you’re playing games, listening to music or enjoying podcasts, you’ll experience higher-quality sound.
Wireless to the fullest.
After a simple one-tap setup, AirPods are automatically on and always connected.1 Using them is just as easy. They sense when they’re in your ears and pause when you take them out. And the AirPods experience is just as amazing whether you’re using them with your iPhone, Apple Watch, iPad, or Mac.
Knows when you’re listening.
Optical sensors and motion accelerometers work together to automatically control the audio experience, engaging the microphones for phone calls and Siri access, and enabling AirPods to play sound as soon as they’re in your ears. You also have the freedom to wear one or both AirPods, and you can play or skip forward with a double tap when listening to music.
Knows when you’re talking.
A speech-detecting accelerometer recognises when you’re speaking and works with a pair of beamforming microphones to filter out external noise and focus on the sound of your voice.
The power of 24‑hour battery life.
AirPods deliver an industry-leading6 5 hours of listening time7 — and now up to 3 hours of talk time8 — all on one charge. 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.9 Need a quick charge? Just put AirPods back in the case for 15 minutes to get up to 3 hours of listening time10 and 2 hours of talk time.11 To check the battery, hold the AirPods next to your iPhone or ask Siri “How’s the battery on my AirPods?”
Instant setup. Easy listening.
AirPods connect immediately to your iPhone or Apple Watch, and sound switches seamlessly between the devices. Want to listen to your Mac or iPad? Just choose AirPods on those devices.1 Easy setup, magical results.