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 forwards or answer a phone call
  • Say “Hey Siri” to do things like play a song, make a call or get directions
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: 4.0 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 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 Lightning 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 of listening time6 or up to 2 hours of talk time7

Connectivity
  • Bluetooth 5.0 wireless technology
In the Box
  • AirPods
  • Lightning 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 14
  • iPhone 14 Plus
  • iPhone 14 Pro
  • iPhone 14 Pro Max
  • 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 (3rd generation)
  • 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 Air (M2, 2022)
  • 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 (13-inch, M2, 2022)
  • 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 Studio (2022)
  • 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 (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 Ultra
  • Apple Watch Series 8
  • Apple Watch Series 7
  • Apple Watch Series 6
  • Apple Watch SE (1st generation)
  • Apple Watch SE (2nd generation)
  • 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

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 Case

5 hrs

Up to 5 hours of listening time with a single charge61615341217912

AirPods 3rd generation

Personalised Spatial Audio with dynamic head tracking21312112111

Active Noise Cancellation and Transparency mode unavailable

Sweat and
water resistant41413221015710

Lightning Charging Case or
MagSafe Charging Case515147101116811

6 hrs

Up to 6 hours of listening time with a single charge61615341217912

New

AirPods Pro 2nd generation

Personalised Spatial Audio with dynamic head tracking21312112111

Active Noise
Cancellation and
Adaptive Transparency

Sweat and
water resistant41413221015710

MagSafe Charging Case with speaker and lanyard loop515147101116811

6 hrs

Up to 6 hours of listening time with a single charge61615341217912

Personalised Spatial Audio with dynamic head tracking21312112111

Active Noise
Cancellation and
Transparency mode

Sweat and water resistance unavailable

Smart Case

20 hrs

Up to 20 hours of listening time with a single charge61615341217912

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