AirPods Pro

New AirPods with active noise cancellation

AirPods Pro are the only in-ear headphones with
Active Noise Cancellation that continuously adapts to the geometry of your ear and the fit of the ear tips — blocking out the world so you can focus on what you’re listening to.
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Aaron Kazah
Founder & CEO @Indextrus
Can we please appreciate the level of thought Apple puts into their web designs? 👏🏾 👏🏾 👏🏾
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Ryan Hoover
Founder of Product Hunt & Weekend Fund
@aaron_kazah agree. Their product landing pages are always world class.
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Kai BrachPublisher, Offscreen Magazine
@aaron_kazah @rrhoover When do we start thinking of environmental sustainability when it comes to 'good design'? These are essentially disposable gadgets. Once the battery dies, they are useless. Millions of them will end up on landfill. It might be great engineering, but it's *bad* design. Anything that is 'use once, throw out' is bad design. Sorry. >>> https://www.vice.com/en_au/artic...
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Alexander De Ridder
I'm a creative technologist
@kaibrach How is this 'use once' ? It's rechargeable?
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Kai BrachPublisher, Offscreen Magazine
@adridder When the batteries no longer hold charge, the entire product ends up on landfill. And as far as I know, Apple doesn't bother recycling smaller items like this. Millions of them will be around hundreds of years from now. What I'm saying is that we need to rethink what 'good design' means. This sort of disrespect for materials and the environment is bad design – at least if we think designers have a responsibility beyond customer happiness and company profits. Well-designed products should be circular. They should be upgradable and maintainable. And at the end of their life cycle should at least partially be able to be repurposed.
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Alexander De Ridder
I'm a creative technologist
@kaibrach How do you come to the conclusion that this is specifically, quote "a product design problem", and not instead a lack of recycling program (as far as you know), which for all I know, they might be working on?
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Ryan Hoover
Founder of Product Hunt & Weekend Fund
AirPods are one of my favorite products int he past few years. The new noise canceling feature (for phone/video calls) is worth the purchase for me but also happy to see better Siri integration and the audio-sharing feature.
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Seb Jachec
iOS developer, gamer, Apple enthusiast
@rrhoover Any chance reviews/ratings could be disabled for pre-launch products? They're completely meaningless on this product page at the moment seeing as AirPods Pro have yet to ship. Same has happened with other products getting tanked or inflated without having launched.
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@rrhoover the audio sharing already exists for all generations of airpods as long as the phone is running iOS 13.
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Looks like Jony Ive indeed left Apple
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Anna Filou
Tech Geek, Web Designer, Illustrator
@jerre_baum why do you say that though? It's not like the AirPods Pro look ugly or anything.
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Joshua Dance
Engineer, Product, athlete, indie hacker
Being able to actually fit them to your ears is going to be key. Love it.
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Maxim CampoloProduct Manager @ Radio.com
I think these look good, an upgrade from the standard model we've had for a while. Noise cancellation will be fantastic. Only disappointment is the battery life. Less than the non-pro version. For those that frequently use the Airpods microphone for an extended period of time, a boost in battery life on the pro line would have been amazing.
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Ed Holloway
Persistence AI, Field2Base, MaidBooks
@max_campolo1 Talk time is 3.5 hours on the Pro vs 3 hours on Airpods 2. Listen time is the same, with noise cancelling turned off - and only 30 mins less with it on. I've never once ran out of battery on my AirPods 1 or 2, so this has never been an issue for me (but maybe it's because they fall out often enough I just out them in the case a lot! )
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Maxim CampoloProduct Manager @ Radio.com
@edholloway Thanks just saw the stat on the buy page as well, that is good news.
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Ed Holloway
Persistence AI, Field2Base, MaidBooks
@max_campolo1 Yea, I think apple let the engineers put that table together instead of the marketing team :-) When you look at the full specs on both, the pro looks a little better
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Instabuy. I'm one who's ears aren't actually Airpod shaped, so had to resort to silicone fins etc. to keep the originals in my ears. That took the shine off of the usability, as I had to remove them to put the Airpods back in the case - which is a real pain, but the other ease-of-use aspects made them still worth the hassle. I've been sniffing around the Sony WF-1000XM3's but am glad I resisted.
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Ed Holloway
Persistence AI, Field2Base, MaidBooks
@colin_smith_ezchile_ Same here. I clicked buy as soon as I saw the image with the rubber tips. Sadly, I'm more excited about that than the noise cancelling.
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HarryArtist
@colin_smith_ezchile_ @edholloway same! +1 for outsider ears
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@edholloway @hrygrfn Had mine delivered today. Very impressed so far. The ANC is better than I'd hoped for - I was testing them in a kitchen with an extractor fan running, hit ANC and thought for a second there'd been a power cut. The tips are definitely more secure and the larger size of the Airpod body seems to fit my ear a whole lot better. #happyCamper
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Ed Holloway
Persistence AI, Field2Base, MaidBooks
@hrygrfn @colin_smith_ezchile_ Awesome, thanks for the feedback, and congrats on delivery. Mine are still showing a Nov 5th delivery date :-(
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Aaron O'Leary
Hunter
Community @producthunt. Chef.
Oh wow, these are strange looking, but hey liking the new active noise cancellation feature
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Brandon EscalanteCo-founder & CEO @ Sendspark
I'm excited for their Active Noise Cancelation.
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Tudor Baidoc
Visual Designer
I had a feeling that's why I didn't upgrade to Airpods 2. Now I can finally upgrade.
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I guess I'm more excited by their web page. What an amazing work!
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