Apple’s Newest Release: Airpods Pro


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Apple’s newest version of Airpods are Airpods Pro, which have new features.

Priscilla Kim, Photojournalist

With Apple’s growing success and popularity for their wireless earbuds, Airpods, it was only expected that they come out with a new version during fall of 2019. The company’s Airpods have in fact been the most popular true wireless earbuds for quite a while now. It is not out of the ordinary to see someone on the street, at school, at one’s local gym, or even at work having these on hand.


From its reliable sound system to its easy to carry around quality, these wireless earbuds have truly changed the game in headphones. Without having to deal with tangled up wires and poor sound quality, Airpods have appealed to many people around the globe. Of course, there is always room for improvement, which is where the new Airpods Pro come into play.


The newest Airpods Pro come with a plethora of new changes such as the powerful feature for active noise cancellation (ANC) as well as a transparency mode to hear what is happening around oneself. It also comes in a new shape to help conform to people’s ear shape and a customizable fit for “all-day comfort.” Customers get three different soft silicone tips (small, medium, and large) that click into place. Apple states that this customizable fit “forms and excellent seal for active noise cancellation. You’ll feel your music, not your headphones.”


It also comes with an outward facing microphone to detect external sounds, then it counters it with equal anti noise to cancel out the external sound before one hears it. An inward facing microphone is built in for unwanted sound, which is also eliminated with the active noise feature. Clearly, Apple has greatly improved their already great sound quality system in their new Airpods. To add even more, Airpods Pro are also sweat and water resistant to keep up with everyone and ensure the best quality even under certain situations.


These Airpods Pro according to Apple cost “$249.00 plus tax.” Certainly, this high price is not for everyone, but it is up to the public to decipher whether or not its new and advanced features are worth the cost. 


Eliana Shim (12) says that she “love[s] using [her] Airpods on the daily because they are just so convenient and have a great sound quality,” but she is looking forward to getting her hands on the Airpods Pro because she has heard about “its amazing new features like the noise cancellation.” However, she “wish[es] it were cheaper because $249.00 is a lot of money.”