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 ultra-low-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 connected¹
One-tap setup for all your Apple devices
Quick access to Siri with a double tap²
More than 24-hour battery life with Charging Case³
Charges quickly in the case
Rich, high-quality audio and voice
Seamless switching between devices
¹Requires an iCloud account and macOS Sierra, iOS 10, or watchOS 3.
²Siri may not be available in all languages or in all areas, and features may vary by area. Internet access required. Cellular data charges may apply.
³Testing conducted by Apple in August 2016 using preproduction AirPods units and software paired with preproduction iPhone 7 units and software.
The playlist consisted of 358 unique audio tracks purchased from the iTunes Store (256-Kbps AAC encoding).
Volume was set to 50%. Testing consisted of full AirPods battery discharge while playing audio until the first AirPod stopped playback.
The drained AirPods were charged for 30 minutes, then audio playback was continued until the first AirPod stopped playback. This cycle was repeated until both the AirPods and the Charging Case were fully discharged.
Battery life depends on device settings, usage, and many other factors.
AirPods (each): 4 g (0.14 ounces)
Charging Case: 38 g (1.34 ounces)
AirPods (each): 16.5x18.0x40.5 mm (0.65x0.71x1.59 inches)
Charging Case: 44.3x21.3x53.5 mm (1.74x0.84 by 2.11 inches)
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 of listening time,(3) up to 11 hours of talk time(6)
AirPods (single charge): up to 5 hours of listening time,(2) Up to 2 hours of talk time(5)
15 minutes in the case equals 3 hours listening time(4) or over an hour of talk time(7)
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