APPLE fans, listen up: there’s a brand-new set of Apple AirPods Pro out this week.
The latest generation of noise-cancelling earbuds are already available to pre-order – read on to find out where to buy the AirPods Pro 2.
- Apple AirPods Pro 2 (2022), Amazon – £249 / $249
September is, of course, a busy time in the calendar for new Apple products – it was during the brand’s ‘Far Out’ event earlier this month that the latest high-end earbuds were officially launched.
Alongside the all-new iPhone 14 and Apple Watch 8, the second-generation AirPods Pro 2 were unveiled to great excitement.
These cutting edge, beefed-up versions of the standard AirPods offer a range of improvements on their predecessors, the 2019 AirPods Pro.
So, where can you buy them? And more importantly, are they worth the spend, since the first-generation AirPods are so much cheaper?
Read on to find out more about where to buy the Airpods Pro 2, how much they cost, and how they compare to the original AirPods Pro.
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Where to buy the AirPods Pro 2
Unsurprisingly for such a major product, you’ll find the all-new AirPods Pro 2 available from a wide range of stores in the UK.
The same applies over in the US, where you’ll find the second-generations AirPods Pro 2 stocked at numerous retailers.
When are the Airpods Pro 2 released?
The second generation of AirPods Pro are already available to pre-order.
They’ll officially go on sale on Friday 23 September 2022, with any pre-ordered items shipping from then.
Given the stock issues that have plagued the tech world over the last couple of years,
If you’re keen on picking up Apple’s latest earbuds, our advice is to not assume they’ll be any cheaper in the Black Friday sales (they almost definitely won’t be), or that they’ll be widely available.
To stay up-to-date with all the latest prices drops on AirPods as we get closer to the November sales madness, bookmark our Black Friday AirPods deals page.
How much do the AirPods Pro 2 cost?
We all breathed a massive sigh of relief when the officials at Apple confirmed the price of the second-gen AirPods Pro 2 at the ‘Far Out’ event.
Priced £249 in the UK and $249 in the US, they’re exactly the same price as the first-generation AirPods Pro when they were first released back in 2019.
That’s in stark contrast to the iPhone 14, which has seen a painful price hike here in the UK, costing £50 than its predecessor the iPhone 13 did upon its release.
AirPods Pro 2 vs AirPods Pro
The question a lot of people are asking themselves is if the new AirPods Pro 2 are worth the spend.
That’s especially the case with anybody who owns the original AirPods Pro, which remain an absolutely superb piece of audio tech, even if they’re no longer top-of-the-line.
Here’s a quick rundown of the upgrades you can expect from the second-generation earbuds:
- Apple claims that the new AirPods Pro’s noise-cancelling tech is twice as good as those of the first-generation earbuds
- The new H2 internal chip should offer an improved and higher-quality sound profile
- The Personalised Spatial Audio feature will offer you an even better tailor-made experience
- The AirPods Pro 2 will come with an extra size of ear-tip: XS. (Perfect for those with smaller lugs.)
- The new AirPods Pro’s battery life has been significantly boosted – you’ll now get six hours’ performance from a single charge (versus four from the previous generation) and 30 hours with the charging case (versus 24 hours of the first-gen)
Despite rumours to the contrary, the new AirPods Pro will still be featuring the iconic stems of the originals and design-wise there’s no major change.
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Head to our tech editor’s 2019 AirPods Pro review to find out more about the first-generation earbuds.
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