AirPods Pro 2 Charging Case Can Broadcast Battery Status With or Without AirPods Inside

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AirPods Pro 2 Charging Case Can Broadcast Battery Status With or Without AirPods Inside

Apple’s second-generation AirPods Pro are now in the hands of customers, and one exciting new piece of news that has been revealed is that the MagSafe Charging Case can broadcast its charging status to the iOS Battery widget even when the AirPods are in your ear.


With other AirPods models, including the first-generation AirPods Pro, users must place the earbuds in the Charging Case to get a reading of the battery status of the case itself. With AirPods Pro 2, the Battery widget will now show the status of the Charging Case and AirPods, regardless of whether the earbuds are in the case.

The AirPods Pro 2 case includes a built-in U1 chip that enables Find My with Precision Search so it can be found exactly. Therefore, it seems that the U1 chip allows the Charging Case to broadcast its battery status over the high-frequency Ultra Wideband, rather than having to rely on a Bluetooth connection via AirPods.

For $249, the AirPods Pro 2 are available to order from Apple’s website and picked up at Apple Stores. Are you the new owner of AirPods Pro 2? Let us know what your initial impression was in the comments.

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