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 2 years old!
AirPods Max Release Date and Original Price
|Introduced||December 8, 2020|
|Released||December 15, 2020|
|Order Number||MGYJ3AM/A (Silver)|
MGYH3AM/A (Space Gray)
MGYL3AM/A (Sky Blue)
|Weight||4.74 oz. – 134 Grams (Smart Case)|
13.6 oz. – 385 Grams (AirPods Max)
|Dimensions||7.37” H x 6.64” W x 3.28″ D|
18.71 cm H x 16.86 cm W x 8.33 cm D
|Processor||Apple H1 (Each ear cup)|
Accelerometer (Each ear cup)
Gyroscope (Left ear cup)
|Connection||1 – Lightning port|
|Audio In||6 – Active Noise Cancellation Microphones|
1 – Voice pickup Microphone
2 – Shared Microphones
|System Requirements||Apple 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
|Battery||2 – Built-in 2.53-watt-hour rechargeable Lithium-Ion|
|Battery Capacity||664 mAh|
|Battery Life||Up 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
Apple Support – AirPods Max: Technical Specifications