Apple today explained why the new silicone ear tips for the second generation AirPods Pro are not officially compatible with the original AirPods Pro.
In an updated support document, Apple says that the original AirPods Pro ear tips have “much denser mesh” than the second-generation ear tips. Apple didn’t provide any additional details, but the density of the mesh can make up for an acoustic difference.
“The ear tips have been designed specifically for their generation of AirPods Pro, to deliver the highest fidelity audio experience,” the support document says. “Therefore, use the ear tips that came with your AirPods Pro. The AirPods Pro (1st generation) ear tips have a much denser mesh than the AirPods Pro (2nd generation) ear tips.”
Despite the mesh differences, the second-generation ear tips match the original AirPods Pro, so they’re still physically compatible.
Mesh on the ear tips of the original AirPods Pro
The second generation ear tips are available in the new XS option, while the original ear tips remain in small, medium, and large sizes only. Both generations of ear tips are available at Apple’s online store in two sets for $7.99 in the United States.
The new AirPods Pro will become available to customers and launch in stores the following day. The first review of the new AirPods Pro was shared today, providing a closer look at sound quality improvements, active noise cancellation, battery life, and more. The second-generation AirPods Pro are still priced at $249.
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