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Key Takeaways

  • The iPhone 15 series has introduced USB-C connectivity, leading Apple to update the AirPods Pro 2 and launch EarPods with USB-C connectivity as well.
  • With USB-C on the AirPods Pro 2, you can now charge your earbuds using the same cable that charges your Mac, iPad, and iPhone.
  • The refreshed AirPods Pro 2 have no other differences compared to the old AirPods 2, besides the addition of USB-C connectivity. They still offer improved audio, active noise cancellation, and slightly better battery life.

USB-C is now officially a thing on iPhones thanks to the iPhone 15 series, so Apple is now embracing it on some of its other products, too. That means the AirPods Pro 2 are getting a small update with USB-C connectivity. And, for those who prefer physical wired connections, Apple also is launching EarPods with USB-C connectivity, too.

USB-C on these refreshed AirPods Pro 2 means you can now seamlessly charge your favorite Apple devices. The same cable that charges your Mac, iPad, and iPhone, can now charge your earbuds, too. That's because USB-C to USB-C cables shares the same connector on both ends. Apple even showed how you could connect that cable to your iPhone 15 and your AirPods Pro 2 by simply plugging the cable into the wireless earbuds and your iPhone.

There are a few other differences between this newly refreshed AirPods Pro 2 and the old AirPods 2 other than the connectivity. AirPods Pro 2 are solid earbuds as is, coming with features like improved audio and active noise cancelation, as well as slightly better battery life. But this new model has support for Lossless Audio for the Apple Vision Pro, with ultra-low latency, and has been certified for IP54 rating for additional dust resistance.

As for what else Apple announced today, the iPhone 15 series comes with Dynamic Island and brighter HDR display. Also new are the iPhone 15 Pro and 15 Pro Max, which come with a titanium build, Action Button, USB-C, and more. And we can't forget the Apple Watch Ultra 2 with a more sustainable design and performance changes.