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Apple enthusiasts have something to cheer about as the tech giant keeps pace with the times. In a move that aligns perfectly with its ongoing transition to USB-C technology, Apple has unveiled an updated USB-C charging case for its popular AirPods Pro 2.
As the iPhone 15 prepares to bid adieu to the Lightning connector, Apple is ensuring that its accessories evolve in tandem. In this article, we’ll dive into the exciting details of the AirPods Pro 2 and their new USB-C charging case, all announced during a recent special event.
Last year, Apple introduced the AirPods Pro 2, alongside the iPhone 14. While the AirPods Pro 2 earbuds themselves haven’t received any hardware upgrades, Apple has made a significant change by replacing the traditional Lightning connector on the charging case with a modern USB-C port.
USB-C has become the standard interface for a wide range of Apple products, including the Mac, iPad, and even the Siri Remote. However, due to the iPhone’s continued use of the Lightning connector, AirPods also followed suit. Now, Apple users will experience uniformity as the AirPods Pro 2 comes equipped with USB-C compatibility. This means you can conveniently use the same cable that comes with your iPhone, iPad, or Mac for charging your AirPods.
With the AirPods Pro 2 featuring a USB-C connector, it’s easier than ever to simplify your charging setup. You can now use a single cable to charge your Mac, iPad, AirPods, and the entire iPhone 15 lineup. What’s more, if you own an iPhone 15, iPhone 15 Plus, iPhone 15 Pro, or iPhone 15 Pro Max – all of which come with USB-C connectors – you can charge your AirPods directly from your smartphone.
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If you’re planning to snag a pair of the new AirPods Pro 2, you’re in for a treat. The updated USB-C charging case will be included as a standard accessory in the box. Priced at $249, Apple continues to offer the AirPods Pro 2 at a competitive rate. However, it’s worth noting that, contrary to initial expectations, Apple won’t be selling the AirPods Pro USB-C charging case separately.
Excited to get your hands on the new AirPods Pro 2 with the USB-C charging case? Good news! Apple is now accepting orders, with shipments set to commence on September 22 for those who place their orders today.