AirPods Datasheet

Source: apple.com – AirPods

The Apple AirPods are wireless headphones designed, manufactured, and sold by Apple from 2015 to 2016 as part of the Apple AirPods series. The first AirPods were introduced on September 7, 2016, and released on December 13, 2016, with their price starting at $159.

The new AirPods feature new user interactions; for example, removing an AirPod from one’s ear causes playback to pause, and double-tapping them activates Siri. Apple incorporated its custom-designed chip, the Apple W1 into AirPods, which helps optimize the battery use and Bluetooth connection.

AirPods contain a proprietary Apple W1 SoC processor which helps optimize battery use and processes the Bluetooth 4.2 connection as well as audio connection. The advanced connectivity functions of the W1 require devices running iOS 10macOS SierrawatchOS 3, or later. They can also function as standard Bluetooth headphones when connected to any device that supports Bluetooth 4.0 or higher, including Windows laptops and Android devices.

There are two microphones in each AirPod, one at ear level, facing outward, and another at the bottom of the stem. Each AirPod weighs 0.14 oz (4 g), and its charging case weighs 1.34 oz (38 g). AirPods hold a charge of around five hours while charging them for fifteen minutes in the case gives three hours of listening time. 

The charging case provides 24 hours of total usage. During a complete dismantling, each AirPod contained a 93 milliwatt-hour battery in its stem, while the charging case contained a 1.52-watt-hour or 398 mAh at 3.81 V battery.

These earphones have been discontinued on March 20, 2019, and replaced by AirPods 2nd Generation. Today AirPods is 7 years old!

AirPods Details

IntroducedSeptember 7, 2016 – 7 years ago
ReleasedDecember 13, 2016 – 7 years ago
DiscontinuedMarch 20, 2019 – 5 years ago
Time on the Market30 months (2 years)
Model IdentifierAirPods1,1
Model NumberA1602 (Charging Case)
A1722 (Left AirPod)
A1523 (Right AirPod)
EMC2862 (Charging Case)
Order NumberMMEF2AM/A
Original Price$159
Weight1.34 oz. – 38 Grams (Case)
0.14 oz. – 4 Grams (1 AirPod)
Dimensions1.74” H x 0.84” W x 2.11″ D (Case)
4.41 cm H x 2.13 cm W x 5.35 cm D (Case)

0.65” H x 0.71” W x 1.58″ D (1 AirPod)
1.65 cm H x 1.8 cm W x 4.01 cm D (1 AirPod)

AirPods Tech Specs


ProcessorApple W1


SensorsDual Optical sensors
Motion-detecting accelerometer
Speech-detecting accelerometer (Each AirPod)


Connection1 – Lightning port (Case)
BluetoothBluetooth 4.2 (AirPods)
Audio In2 – Microphones


Original OS3.3.1
System RequirementsiPhone, iPad, and iPod touch models with iOS 10 or later
Apple Watch models with watchOS 3 or later
Mac models with macOS Sierra or later


Battery1.52 W rechargeable Lithium-Ion (Case)
0.09 W rechargeable Lithium-Ion (Each AirPod)
Battery Capacity398 mAh (Case)
Battery LifeAirPods with Charging Case: More than 24 hours of listening time, up to 11 hours of talk time
AirPods (single charge): Up to 5 hours of listening time, Up to 2 hours of talk time

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