Apple's AirPods Pro 2 just arrived - and finally has the feature we've been waiting for

Apple AirPods 2
(Image credit: Apple)

While it's the likes of the iPhone 14 and Apple Watch Series 8 that were grabbing the headlines in the lead up to Apple's event this evening, Apple's headphones have also seen an impressive update. It includes all the improvements you'd expect – longer battery life, two-times more active noise cancellation, incase speaker and is now compatible with Apple Watch charger.

But the feature we're most excited about is the ability to change the volume using touch controls. We've been waiting for this feature since Apple first launched these impressive little headphones. Maybe we're just lazy, but not having to use an iPhone to adjust the volume is a game-changer for us. Now all we need is for them to release them in black. Please, Apple? 

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AirPods Pro 2

All AirPods Pro 2 updates in one place (Image credit: Apple)

The case has had a number of updates too, including an incase speaker and an anchor for attaching a lanyard. Hardly an earth-shattering new feature, but another way of reducing the risk of losing the AirPods Pro case. These things are easily lost – and it seems Apple knows it.

Apple Airpods Pro 2

A simple, but welcome feature (Image credit: Apple)

The new AirPods Pro cost $249, and are available to order now. Not bothered about having the latest device? Take a look at today's best AirPods Pro deals below. 

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Daniel Piper
Senior News Editor

Daniel Piper is Creative Bloq’s Senior News Editor. As the brand’s Apple authority, he covers all things Mac, iPhone, iPad and the rest. He also reports on the worlds of design, branding and tech. Daniel joined Future in 2020 (an eventful year, to say the least) after working in copywriting and digital marketing with brands including ITV, NBC, Channel 4 and more. Outside of Future, Daniel is a global poetry slam champion and has performed at festivals including Latitude, Bestival and more. He is the author of Arbitrary and Unnecessary: The Selected Works of Daniel Piper (Selected by Daniel Piper).

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