Apple now offers the option to purchase the USB-C charging case separately for $99. This will allow users who’ve embraced the USB-C ecosystem to upgrade their second-generation AirPods Pro with a more affordable choice. If you’ve already invested in the Lightning case version, this provides a cost-effective way to make the transition. The AirPods Pro 2nd generation, complete with the USB-C feature, is priced at $249. Additionally, the MagSafe-compatible AirPods Pro USB-C case can be bought independently for $99.
The USB-C AirPods Pro cases are expected to be available by Christmas, as reported. Apple unveiled these AirPods Pro with USB-C earlier this year during its September event. The release coincided with the introduction of the iPhone 15 lineup, where Apple transitioned from the Lightning port to USB-C.
Apple has consistently used the lightning port since its inception. The European Union has mandated USB-C charging for environmental reasons, promoting a versatile connector that has become the industry standard for various devices.
The AirPods Pro 2 from Apple stands out as the latest addition to the lineup of True Wireless Stereo (TWS) earbuds. These earbuds come with the new H2 chip and boasts of advanced features like Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) and Transparency mode. Users can enjoy touch controls, wireless charging, and a long playback time of up to 30 hours. The inclusion of the U1 chip facilitates Ultra-Wideband (UWB) features. Additionally, the AirPods Pro 2 holds an IP54 rating for water and dust resistance, enhancing its durability and suitability for various environments.