Published On: December 14, 2023

Apple Now Offers Standalone AirPods Pro USB-C Case for $99

Published On: December 14, 2023
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Apple Now Offers Standalone AirPods Pro USB-C Case for $99

Apple enthusiasts and AirPods Pro owners now have the option to switch to USB-C charging without the need to purchase an entirely new set, thanks to Apple's decision to sell the AirPods Pro USB-C case separately.

Apple Now Offers Standalone AirPods Pro USB-C Case for $99

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Apple is now offering the AirPods Pro USB-C charging case for its second-generation AirPods Pro as a standalone purchase. This decision brings convenience to those who want to switch to USB-C charging for their existing second-gen AirPods Pro, but it comes at a price.

The AirPods Pro USB-C charging case is now available for purchase directly from Apple for $99. While this option may seem expensive, it can be a cost-effective choice for those who already own a pair of second-gen AirPods Pro with a Lightning case and are looking to transition to USB-C. This option prevents the need to purchase an entirely new set of AirPods Pro.

However, prospective buyers should take note that delivery estimates for the standalone USB-C charging case currently show an arrival date after Christmas, making it less feasible as a holiday stocking stuffer unless local Apple stores receive stock in the coming days.

AirPods Pro USB-C Charging Case in white color

The AirPods Pro USB-C, which was introduced earlier in the year, offer several advantages over the original Lightning model. Notably, they are dust-resistant and capable of withstanding splashes of water, with the standalone case boasting an IP54 rating, just like the earbuds themselves. Additionally, when used with Apple's upcoming Vision Pro headset, the USB-C AirPods Pro will support lossless audio wirelessly.

Regardless of whether you have the second-gen AirPods Pro with a Lightning or USB-C port, you can take advantage of Apple's latest software features for AirPods Pro, such as Adaptive Audio and Conversation Detection.

While the USB-C variant of the case is fully compatible with all versions of the AirPods Pro Gen 2 earbuds, including those originally purchased with a Lightning connector, it's essential to note that it is not compatible with the first-generation AirPods. This means that those with the first-gen AirPods looking to switch to USB-C will need to consider purchasing a newer pair of AirPods Pro.

The AirPods Pro USB-C case also brings added benefits in terms of dust and water resistance compared to the Lightning version, making it a more durable option for users. The transition to USB-C aligns with the European Union's push for a universal charging standard, which has led to the phasing out of the Lightning port in some Apple devices.

Apple AirPods Pro 2nd Gen are currently available at a 20% discount at Amazon.

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