In a move that perfectly aligns with Apple’s vision of a unified ecosystem perhaps forced by recent EU pronouncements on some level of uniformity in tech, the iPhone maker has announced a significant update to its ever-popular AirPods Pro. Beginning with the new model, AirPods Pro will feature a USB-C charging case, marking a crucial shift in Apple’s product lineup from their iconic charging ports.
This transition brings welcome harmony to Apple’s product family, as the AirPods Pro now join the ranks of devices utilizing USB-C technology. With iPhones already embracing this versatile connector, users can now enjoy the convenience of a single cable for charging both their iPhone 15 and AirPods Pro. Moreover, Apple enthusiasts will be delighted to discover that they can charge their AirPods directly from their iPhone, highlighting the seamlessness of Apple’s ecosystem.
It’s essential to note that beyond this pivotal change in charging, the new AirPods Pro remain true to their second-generation roots, delivering the same exceptional audio quality and features. However, they’re set to receive exciting software updates such as Adaptive Audio and Conversation Awareness, enhancing their performance and user experience.
For eager buyers looking to get their hands on the latest AirPods Pro, mark your calendars for the iPhone 15’s release on September 22nd, as that’s when these upgraded earbuds will hit the market. Unfortunately, it appears that the USB-C charging case won’t be available for standalone purchase, leaving existing AirPods Pro owners to continue using their current charging setups.
Apple’s commitment to USB-C is undeniably growing, extending from the Mac, iPad, and iPhone to even accessories like the Apple TV 4K’s remote control. However, it’s worth noting that while the AirPods Pro make this transition, there’s no indication of a USB-C revision for the regular AirPods or the AirPods Max headphones at this time. Rumours persist that these products may see updates in the near future, possibly as soon as next year.