The Radio Times logo
We may earn commission from links on this page. Our editorial is always independent (learn more)

AirPods Pro 2022 UK release date, specs and price revealed

Last night at the Far Out event, Apple revealed significant upgrades to its devices and new product releases, and amongst these were the AirPods Pro 2022. Here’s everything we know about them and how you can order.

apple airpods pro 2022 how to buy uk
Apple
Published: Thursday, 8th September 2022 at 11:37 am

Apple’s annual event in California was held yesterday evening, and if, like us, you were watching virtually, you’ll know that a whole host of upgrades and new product releases were revealed.

Advertisement

Apple unveiled new products for its iPhone range: the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro, as well as two new smartwatches, the Apple Watch Ultra, which is targeted at athletes, and the Apple Watch Series 8. Plus, there were the AirPods Pro 2022.

The AirPods Pro 2022 will succeed the original AirPods Pro, which launched in 2019, and there are some fantastic upgrades to the already-great wireless earphones.

Our favourite new feature is the touch controls on the AirPod Pro’s stems, so you can easily adjust the volume of your music and take calls when on the move. It sounds petty, but when we want to adjust the volume of a song we’re listening to while walking, taking out our iPhone to do so is such a chore! So this is one update the RadioTimes.com team will certainly take advantage of.

On top of the touch controls, the AirPods Pro 2022 will also include "adaptive transparency", which reduces external noise like roadworks, increased battery life, more charging options, a new clever way to find your AirPods (the charging case can emit a 'blip' noise to help you locate the missing Pods), plus a lot more.

Here’s everything we know about the new AirPods Pro so far.

Pre-order the AirPods Pro 2022 for £249 at Currys

Also from the Far Out event is the Apple iPhone 14 UK release date, Apple Watch Series 8 UK release date, and Apple Watch Ultra.

Apple AirPods Pro UK release date

apple airpods pro uk release date pricing specs
You'll soon be able to get your hands on the AirPods Pro 2022. Apple

The AirPods Pro 2022 will be available to order online and in the Apple Store app from today (Friday 9th September) with availability in Apple stores beginning a few weeks later on Friday 23rd September.

Pre-order the AirPods Pro 2022 for £249 at Currys

Apple AirPods Pro 2022 UK pricing and availability

The AirPods Pro 2022 launched at 1pm today (Friday 9th September).

They're priced at £249, the same price as when the original AirPods Pro launched in 2019.

Pre-order the AirPods Pro 2022 for £249 at Currys

Are you looking for Apple accessories? Then be sure to check out the best phone case brands, best iPhone accessories, and best portable chargers.

Apple AirPods Pro 2022 features

We touched upon the new AirPods Pro 2022 features earlier, and there are many more that make the user experience with these AirPods Pro great.

Spatial audio has been upgraded with new, personalised spatial audio profiles. Use your iPhone or iPad camera to generate a personalised profile specific to each ear to enjoy spatial audio.

There’s also twice the noise-cancelling effectiveness, so never again will your main character moment be disrupted by roadworks when you’re walking and listening to music.

The new AirPods Pro 2022 will come fitted with a low distortion driver powered by a custom amplifier, to give, according to Apple, "more detail and clarity across a wider range of frequencies".

For more features, here are the specs at a glance:

  • 2x active noise cancellation
  • Personalised spatial audio
  • Touch control
  • Precision finding
  • XS ear tips
  • Bluetooth 5.3 wireless technology
  • 48kHz audio for SharePlay
  • Memoji engraving
  • Up to 30 hours total listening time
  • Up to six hours continuous listening time
  • Apple Watch charger compatible
  • In-case speaker
  • Lanyard loop
  • Adaptive transparency
  • MagSafe charger compatible
  • Make requests hands-free with Siri
  • IPX4 sweat and water resistant

Pre-order the AirPods Pro 2022 for £249 at Currys

Apple AirPods Pro 2022 design

xs ear tips apple airpods pro 2022 uk buy
The all-new XS ear tips. Apple

The biggest change in the new AirPods Pro is that you can engrave them — for free — with a mix of emojis, names, initials and numbers.

The AirPods Pro 2022 will come with a MagSafe charging case with speaker and a lanyard loop.

Like its predecessors, the AirPods Pro 2022 are all white with an all white charging case. They have silicone ear tips, with the all-new XS small size, and the sizing is as follows:

AirPods:

  • Height: 1.22 inches
  • Width: 0.86 inches
  • Depth: 0.94 inches

Charging Case:

  • Height: 1.78 inches
  • Width: 2.39 inches
  • Depth: 0.85 inches

Pre-order the AirPods Pro 2022 for £249 at Currys

Best Apple AirPods Pro 2019 deals from UK retailers right now

With the new AirPods Pro 2022 retailing at £249, the previous AirPods Pro — which also launched at £249 — have had a price drop. Here’s how to get them for cheaper.

Advertisement

For more savings, be sure to check out our Disney Plus offers for this month, the best Audible deals and the best Kindle deals.

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement

Sponsored content