The Apple AirPods Pro (1st Generation) is wireless headphones that were designed, manufactured, and sold by Apple from 2019 to 2022 as part of the Apple AirPods series. The AirPods Pro has been introduced on October 28, 2019, released two days later on October 30, 2019, and its price started at $249.
The AirPods Pro uses the H1 chip also found in AirPods 2nd Generation that supports hands-free “Hey Siri“. They have active noise cancellation, accomplished by microphones detecting outside sound and speakers producing precisely opposite “anti-noise“.
Active noise cancellation can be turned off or switched to “Transparency mode” which helps users hear their surroundings. Noise cancellation modes can also be switched in iOS or by pinching the stems of the AirPods using a new “force sensor“.
Battery life is rated to be equal to the second-generation AirPods at 5 hours, but noise cancellation or transparency mode reduces it to 4.5 hours due to the extra processing. The charging case advertises the same 24 hours of total listening time as the standard AirPods case. It also features Qi-standard wireless charging compatibility.
This model of AirPods Pro has been discontinued on September 7, 2022, and replaced by AirPods Pro 2nd Generation.
Today AirPods Pro is 4 years old!
AirPods Pro Release Date and Original Price
|Introduced||October 28, 2019 (with Wireless Charging Case)|
October 23, 2021 (with MagSafe Charging Case)
|Released||October 30, 2019 (with Wireless Charging Case)|
|Discontinued||September 7, 2022|
|Model Number||A2190 (Case)|
A2083 (left AirPod)
A2084 (right AirPod)
|Order Number||MWP22AM/A (with Wireless Charging Case)|
MLWK3ZM/A (with MagSafe Charging Case)
|Weight||1.61 oz. – 45 Grams (Case)|
0.14 oz. – 4 Grams (1 AirPod)
|Dimensions||1.78” H x 2.39” W x 0.85″ D (Case)|
4.52 cm H x 6.07 cm W x 2.15 cm D (Case)
1.22” H x 0.86” W x 0.94″ D (1 AirPod)
3.1 cm H x 2.18 cm W x 2.38 cm D (1 AirPod)
|Sensors||Dual Optical sensors|
Speech-detecting accelerometer (Each AirPod)
|Connection||1 – Lightning port (Case)|
|Bluetooth||Bluetooth 5.0 (AirPods)|
|Audio In||2 – Microphones|
|System Requirements||iPhone and iPod touch models with iOS 13.2 or later|
iPad models with iPadOS 13.2 or later
Apple Watch models with watchOS 6.1 or later
Mac models with macOS 10.15.1 or later
Apple TV models with tvOS 13.2 or later
|Battery||1.98 W rechargeable Lithium-Ion (Case)|
0.16 W rechargeable Lithium-Ion (Each AirPod)
|Battery Capacity||519 mAh (Case)|
|Battery Life||AirPods with Charging Case: More than 24 hours of listening time, up to 18 hours of talk time |
AirPods (single charge): Up to 4.5 hours of listening time (up to 5 hours with Active Noise Cancellation and Transparency off), Up to 3 hours of talk time
Apple Support – AirPods Pro with Wireless Charging Case: Technical Specifications
Apple Support – AirPods Pro with MagSafe Charging Case: Technical Specifications