New Apple AirPods come with active noise-cancellation
Last week the internet discovered hints about a new pair of AirPods hidden in the code of iOS 13.2. Today, the internet was proven right.
Apple has unveiled the AirPods Pro, in a new post on Apple’s newsroom.
The buds are due out at the end of the month and should cost around AED900. The big improvement over the regular buds is the new ‘in-ear’ design as well as active noise-cancellation.
That should go a long way to both fitting snugly in more people’s ears, as well as drowning out noise. And unlike previous models, these are also sweat and water-resistant for better use outside and in the gym.
Apple’s active noise-cancellation tech uses microphones on the outside of the earbuds to analyze distracting sounds, before piping-in ‘anti-noise’ and the opposite frequency to cancel it out. According to Apple, this analysis happens more than 200-times a second.
Elsewhere the new buds boast Transparency mode (which lets you hear the outside world when wearing the buds) as well as swap between modes using touch sensors built into the AirPods Pro stems.
For battery, Apple says the buds will last five hours while streaming music and 4.5-hours with active noise-cancellation on. The case, which is stubbier than the last one, has Qi wireless charging and enough juice for another 24-hours of music playback.
The AirPods Pro also comes with an ear tip fit test, to figure out which is best. And Audio sharing, which lets multiple users listen to the music stored on a single Apple device.