New AirPods Pro fits neatly into the existing AirPods pricing tier
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Apple has maintained a clear pricing tier with the AirPods Pro 2 release on Wednesday. Here's what the lineup looks like, rolling into the holiday season.
Apple's AirPods lineup offers products from $129 to $549 with varying styles and features. The latest addition are the second-generation AirPods Pro, replacing the original model at the same price point.
The remaining lineup was left unaffected by this update. So, customers can get the over-the-ear AirPods Max at the high-end or the barebones second-generation AirPods at the bottom.
Here's the full breakdown of Apple's AirPods lineup:
- AirPods Max: $549 (check sale prices)
- AirPods Pro (2nd generation): $249
- AirPods (3rd generation): $169 (check lowest prices)
- AirPods (2nd generation): $129 (check discounted prices)
Other than AirPods Max, the lineup consists of different styles of earbuds. The AirPods Pro stand out as a model with interchangeable ear tips and advanced features like ANC and Transparency modes.
The AirPods 3 offer features like Spatial Audio with head tracking in a more compact package, while the older model uses the original AirPods design in a charging case without any bells or whistles.
Customers can order the updated AirPods Pro on September 9 for $249. Initial shipments and in-store availability begin on September 16.