Get an in-depth look at AirPods.
What’s in the Box
Lightning to USB Cable
Wireless. Effortless. Magical.
AirPods will forever change the way you use headphones. Whenever you pull your AirPods out of the charging case, they instantly turn on and connect to your iPhone, Apple Watch, iPad, or Mac.(1) Audio automatically plays as soon as you put them in your ears and pauses when you take them out. To adjust the volume, change the song, make a call, or even get directions, just double-tap to activate Siri.
Driven by the custom Apple W1 chip, AirPods use optical sensors and a motion accelerometer to detect when they’re in your ears. Whether you’re using both AirPods or just one, the W1 chip automatically routes the audio and engages the microphone. And when you’re on a call or talking to Siri, an additional accelerometer works with beamforming microphones to filter out background noise and focus on the sound of your voice. Because the ultralow-power W1 chip manages battery life so well, AirPods deliver an industry-leading 5 hours of listening time on one charge.(2) And they’re made to keep up with you, thanks to a charging case that holds multiple additional 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 time.(4)
Designed by Apple
Automatically on, automatically connected
One-tap setup for all your Apple devices(1)
Quick access to Siri with a double-tap
More than 24-hour battery life with Charging Case(3)
Charges quickly in the case
Rich, high-quality audio and voice
Seamless switching between devices
AirPods (each): 0.14 ounces (4 g)
Charging Case: 1.34 ounces (38 g)
AirPods (each): 0.65 by 0.71 by 1.59 inches (16.5 by 18.0 by 40.5 mm)
Charging Case: 1.74 by 0.84 by 2.11 inches (44.3 by 21.3 by 53.5 mm)
Charging Case: Lightning connector
AirPods Sensors (each):
Dual beam-forming microphones
Dual optical sensors
Power and Battery
AirPods with Charging Case: More than 24 hours listening time,(3) up to 11 hours talk time(6)
AirPods (single charge): Up to 5 hours listening time,(2) Up to 2 hours talk time(5)
15 minutes in the case equals 3 hours listening time(4) or over an hour of talk time(7)
iPhone, iPad and iPod touch models with iOS 10 or later
Apple Watch models with watchOS 3 or later
Mac models with macOS Sierra or later
Apple TV Models
Answers from the community
Will the AirPods work with IPhone 6s? or Only with the new IPhone 7?
- Asked by Kristen B from Fresh Meadows
- on Sep 9, 2016
The AirPods will be able to pair the old fashioned way via Bluetooth pairing to any Bluetooth 4.0 de The AirPods will be able to pair the old fashioned way via Bluetooth pairing to any Bluetooth 4.0 device, so as long as you have a device that's compatible with Bluetooth 4.0 stereo headphones, the AirPods will be able to work with it. If you have an Apple device capable of pairing using the W1 chip, then that's great, but you don't *need* one of those devices to pair with the AirPods. If you're a rebel, you can even pair them to a Samsung Galaxy S7 or an HTC 10 phone.
- Answered by Paul R from Noblesville
- on Oct 29, 2016
sports?? walking running? how secure are they in the ear??
- Asked by Brenda T from Boca Raton
- on Nov 29, 2016
They are extremely secure. More so than the equivalent EarPods which I find are usually dragged out They are extremely secure. More so than the equivalent EarPods which I find are usually dragged out by the cord. I've been on a few runs with these and they haven't budged.
- Answered by Sam C from Lewisville
- on Jan 4, 2017
Do the air pods come with the iPhone 7/7+?
- Asked by Zoya R from Baltimore
- on Sep 9, 2016
No, the new AirPods are sold separately as an accessory. The new iPhone 7, 7+ will come with a light No, the new AirPods are sold separately as an accessory. The new iPhone 7, 7+ will come with a lighting connected set of EarPods and a "dongle" adaptor to attach current standard headphone jack EarPods into lighting ports. The AirPods are separate and purchased independent of the new iPhone.
- Answered by Valerie R from Houston
- on Sep 9, 2016
Will the volume balance between the two sides be adjustable?
- Asked by Eric W from West Valley City
- on Sep 8, 2016
Apple has offered a left/right audio balance for several iOS releases, but it doesn’t make it obviou Apple has offered a left/right audio balance for several iOS releases, but it doesn’t make it obvious where to find it. It’s not in Sounds, but in Accessibility (Settings > General > Accessibility). Swipe down to the Hearing section, and you’ll find a number of options. All iOS devices can adjust left/right balance.
- Answered by Kent K from Chapel Hill
- on Jan 5, 2017
Will the new Apple Air Pods be, or ever be, compatible with iPod Nano Generation 7?
- Asked by Tyler T from Waite Park
- on Sep 7, 2016