AirPods Max

The Apple AirPods Max is wireless headphones that were designed, manufactured, and currently sold by Apple since 2020 as part of the Apple AirPods series. The AirPods Max has been introduced on December 8, 2020, released on December 15, 2020, and its price started at $549.

The AirPods Max uses the H1 chip also found in AirPods 2nd Generation and AirPods Pro that supports hands-free “Hey Siri“. AirPods Max, like the AirPods Pro, comes with Apple’s Active Noise Cancellation technology for blocking outside noise, and Transparency mode for listening to sounds around you.

The “Digital Crown“, similar to that of the Apple Watch, allows users to play or pause audio, control volume, skip tracks, control phone calls, and activate Siri

Proximity sensors automatically detect when they are on a user’s head and play or pause audio accordingly. Spatial audio uses built-in gyroscopes and accelerometers to track the movement of the user’s head and provide what Apple describes as a “theater-like” experience.

Battery life lasts for 20 hours. Apple says that a five-minute charging delivers 1.5 hours of listening time. AirPods Max is charged via the Lightning port.

AirPods Max is available in five colors: Space Gray, Silver, Sky Blue, Green, and Pink. Users can select from these five colors separately for the ear cushions and external chassis for a total of 25 color combinations (or 125 if using two different ear cushion colors). Additionally, users may add a personal engraving to the aluminum chassis. Apple provides a “Smart Case” for storing the AirPods Max.

Today AirPods Max is 1 years old!

AirPods Max
Source: apple.com – AirPods Max

AirPods Max Release Date and Original Price

IntroducedDecember 8, 2020
ReleasedDecember 15, 2020
Model IdentifieriProd8,6
Model NumberA2096
EMC3276
Order NumberMGYJ3AM/A (Silver)
MGYH3AM/A (Space Gray)
MGYL3AM/A (Sky Blue)
MGYM3AM/A (Pink)
MGYN3AM/A (Green)
Original Price$549
ColorsSilver
Space Gray
Sky Blue
Pink
Green
Weight4.74 oz. – 134 Grams (Smart Case)
13.6 oz. – 385 Grams (AirPods Max)
Dimensions7.37” H x 6.64” W x 3.28″ D
18.71 cm H x 16.86 cm W x 8.33 cm D

Processor

ProcessorApple H1 (Each ear cup)

Sensors

SensorsOptical sensor
Position sensor
Case-detect sensor
Accelerometer (Each ear cup)
Gyroscope (Left ear cup)

Connections

Connection1 – Lightning port
BluetoothBluetooth 5.0
Audio In6 – Active Noise Cancellation Microphones
1 – Voice pickup Microphone
2 – Shared Microphones

Software

Original OSUnknown
System RequirementsApple devices running iOS 14.3 / iPadOS 14.3 or later
macOS 11.1 or later
watchOS 7.2 or later
tvOS 14.3 or later

Power

Battery2 – Built-in 2.53-watt-hour rechargeable Lithium-Ion
Battery Capacity664 mAh
Battery LifeUp to 20 hours of listening time on a single charge with Active Noise Cancellation or Transparency mode enabled
Up to 20 hours of movie playback on a single charge with spatial audio on
Up to 20 hours of talk time on a single charge

References:
Apple Support – AirPods Max: Technical Specifications

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