With the announcement of Apple’s iPhone 14 lineup last month, it also announced the second generation AirPods Pro 2. Apple mentioned the new model’s improvements to sound quality, upgrades to noise cancellation and passthrough sound, and a bump in the expected battery life of the AirPods Pro. Thanks to a 3C certification, we now know exactly how much more battery capacity you’ll find.
There’s a 15% bump in capacity of the individual AirPods. Each one now has a 49.7 mAh battery compared to the first-gen’s 43.24 mAh. The charging case itself didn’t see a huge bump in capacity. In addition to now supporting MagSafe magnetic charging, the battery saw a slight increase of 4 mAh to 523 mAh in the case.
The second-generation AirPods Pro yields an additional hour and a half of endurance (6 hours) using the with noise cancellation turned on, compared to the first-gen’s 4.5 hours on a single charge. Together with the charging case, the new AirPods Pro is advertised to last 30 hours in total with noise cancellation activated. Along with the larger batteries in the Pods, the H2 chip and skin-detection sensors aid in the new model’s battery efficiency.