Apple immediately defined why the brand new silicone ear ideas for the second-generation AirPods Pro should not formally suitable with the unique AirPods Pro.


In an up to date assist doc, Apple mentioned the unique AirPods Pro ear ideas have “noticeably denser mesh” than the second-generation ear ideas. Apple didn’t present any extra particulars, however the mesh density may end in acoustical variations.

“Ear ideas have been designed particularly for his or her AirPods Pro technology, to ship the highest-fidelity audio expertise,” the assist doc says. “As a outcome, use the ear ideas that include your AirPods Pro. AirPods Pro (1st technology) ear ideas have noticeably denser mesh than AirPods Pro (2nd technology) ear ideas.”

Despite the mesh variations, the second-generation ear ideas do match the unique AirPods Pro, so they’re nonetheless bodily suitable.

airpods pro 1 type mesh

The mesh on the unique AirPods Pro ear ideas

The second-generation ear ideas can be found in a brand new XS possibility, whereas the unique ear ideas stay obtainable in small, medium, and enormous solely. Both generations of ear ideas can be found on Apple’s on-line retailer in units of two for $7.99 within the United States.

The new AirPods Pro will start arriving to clients and launch in shops over the following day. The first evaluations of the brand new AirPods Pro had been shared earlier immediately, offering a more in-depth have a look at enhancements to sound high quality, lively noise cancellation, battery life, and extra. The second-generation AirPods Pro stay priced at $249.

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