AirPods (2nd generation) Technical Specifications

AirPods (2nd Generation)
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
Size and Weight (Each)1
  • Height:

    40.5 mm
    (1.59 inches)

  • Width: 16.5 mm (0.65 inches)
  • Depth: 18.0 mm (0.71 inches)
  • Weight: 4 grams (0.14 ounces)
  • Height:

    53.5 mm
    (2.11 inches)

  • Width: 44.3 mm (1.74 inches)
  • Depth: 21.3 mm (0.84 inches)
  • Weight: 38.2 grams (1.35 ounces)
Charging Case
  • Works with Qi-certified chargers or the Lightning connector
Battery
  • Up to 5 hours of listening time with a single charge2
  • Up to 3 hours of talk time with a single charge3
  • 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
  • Documentation
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.

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

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

Which AirPods are
right for you?

AirPods 2nd generation

Spatial audio unavailable

Active Noise Cancellation and Transparency mode unavailable

Sweat and water resistance unavailable

Lightning charging

5 hrs

Up to 5 hours of listening time with a single charge 6 14 15 10 16 8 14 8 12

New

AirPods 3rd generation

Spatial audio with
dynamic head tracking 3 11 12 1 1 1 1 1 1

Active Noise Cancellation and Transparency mode unavailable

Sweat and
water resistant 4 12 13 2 2 2 2 6 10

MagSafe, wireless, and Lightning charging 5 13 14 9 15 7 13 7 11

6 hrs

Up to 6 hours of listening time with a single charge 6 14 15 10 16 8 14 8 12

Spatial audio with
dynamic head tracking 3 11 12 1 1 1 1 1 1

Active Noise
Cancellation and
Transparency mode

Sweat and
water resistant 4 12 13 2 2 2 2 6 10

MagSafe, wireless, and Lightning charging 5 13 14 9 15 7 13 7 11

4.5 hrs

Up to 4.5 hours of listening time with a single charge 6 14 15 10 16 8 14 8 12

Spatial audio with
dynamic head tracking 3 11 12 1 1 1 1 1 1

Active Noise
Cancellation and
Transparency mode

Sweat and water resistance unavailable

Lightning charging

20 hrs

Up to 20 hours of listening time with a single charge 6 14 15 10 16 8 14 8 12

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