AirPods are lightweight and offer a contoured design. They sit at just the right angle for comfort and to better direct audio to your ear. The stem is 33 percent shorter than AirPods (2nd generation) and includes a force sensor to easily control music and calls.
Personalized Spatial Audio with dynamic head tracking:
Sound is placed all around you to create an immersive, three-dimensional listening experience for music, TV shows, and movies. Gyroscopes and accelerometers in AirPods work together to track your head movements — so it sounds like you’re in the center of songs and scenes.
Music is automatically tuned to suit the shape of your ear. Inward-facing microphones detect what you’re hearing, then adjust low- and mid-range frequencies to deliver the rich details in every song.
Longer battery life:
AirPods have an extra hour of battery life compared with AirPods (2nd generation) for up to 6 hours of listening time and up to 4 hours of talk time. With just 5 minutes of charge, you’ll get around an hour of listening or talk time. And with the Lightning Charging Case, you can enjoy up to 30 hours of total listening time.
Sweat and water resistant:
Both AirPods and the Lightning Charging Case are rated IPX4 water resistant — so they’ll withstand anything from rain to heavy workouts.
Magical in every way:
Setup is effortless — pull them out of the case and they’re ready to use. Automatically switch between your Apple devices. In-ear detection knows the difference between your ear and other surfaces. Announce Notifications with Siri gives you the option to have Siri read your notifications through your AirPods. And with Audio Sharing, you and a friend can easily share a song or show between any two sets of AirPods.
- Personalized Spatial Audio with dynamic head tracking
- Adaptive EQ
- Custom high-excursion Apple driver
- Custom high dynamic range amplifier
- Dual beamforming microphones
- Force sensor
- Inward-facing microphone
- Motion-detecting accelerometer
- Skin-detect sensors
- Speech-detecting accelerometer
- H1 headphone chip
- Press once to play, pause, or answer a phone call
- Press twice to skip forward
- Press three times to skip back
- Press and hold for Siri
- Say “Hey Siri” to do things like play a song, make a call, or get directions
Sweat and Water Resistant
- Sweat and water resistant (IPX4)
Size and Weight
- Height: 1.21 inches (30.79 mm)
- Width: 0.72 inch (18.26 mm)
- Depth: 0.76 inch (19.21 mm)
- Weight: 0.15 ounce (4.28 grams)
Lightning Charging Case
- Height: 1.83 inches (46.40 mm)
- Width: 2.14 inches (54.40 mm)
- Depth: 0.84 inch (21.38 mm)
- Weight: 1.34 ounces (37.91 grams)
- Works with the Lightning connector
- Up to 6 hours of listening time with a single charge (up to 5 hours with Personalized Spatial Audio enabled)
- Up to 4 hours of talk time with a single charge
AirPods with Lightning Charging Case
- Up to 30 hours of listening time
- Up to 20 hours of talk time
- 5 minutes in the case provides around 1 hour of listening time or around 1 hour of talk time
- Bluetooth 5.0
Accessibility features help people with disabilities get the most out of their new AirPods.
- Live Listen audio
- Headphone levels
- Headphone Accommodations
- 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