Fans line up for AirPods Pro at Apple Stores worldwide


The line for AirPods Pro in Shanghai.
Photo: Apple

Did you forget to order AirPods Pro earlier this week? You can now pick them up in Apple Stores worldwide.

The brand-new buds improve upon one of Apple’s best accessories by adding active noise cancellation and a sweat-resistant design. You can also look forward to improved sound and a better fit.

AirPods have become the best-selling headphones in the world — and it’s easy to see why. They’re not too expensive, and they work better than anything else with Apple devices.

AirPods Pro are even better. They fix some of the biggest complaints fans have with the regular models, add brilliant new features, and are still simple to use.

‘Pro’ makes AirPods even better

AirPods Pro are on sale now in the U.S. and more than 25 other countries and regions around the world. They’re priced at $249, which is just $50 more than regular AirPods with wireless charging.

For your extra cash, you get active noise cancellation, an improved in-ear design that’s less likely to fall out, and water-resistance. There’s also a handy Transparency mode.

Fans can’t wait to try AirPods Pro.
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Like noise cancellation, Transparency mode uses microphones to listen to the ambient noise around you. But then instead of blocking it all out, it allows just the right amound into your ears.

This means you can use AirPods Pro in a public setting, and on a plane or train, without being completely unaware of what’s going on around you.

Lines form for AirPods Pro

“With AirPods Pro, we’re taking the magic even further,” said Phil Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing, on Monday.

“The new in-ear AirPods Pro sound amazing with Adaptive EQ, fit comfortably with flexible ear tips and have innovative Active Noise Cancellation and Transparency mode.”

“We think customers are going to love this new addition to the AirPods family.”

Apple is going all-out for AirPods Pro.
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It seems Schiller wasn’t wrong. Customers were so keen to get their hands on AirPods Pro this morning that lines formed outside Apple Stores in a number of big cities, such as Shanghai.

Apple went all-out with AirPods Pro marketing, too. Giant floor-to-ceiling decals, showing models wearing the new buds, have been slapped on Apple Store windows to celebrate their arrival.

Get your AirPods Pro today

To find out if AirPods Pro are available where you live, visit the Apple Online Store, where you can reserve yours for in-store pickup. Or just pop into your local Apple Store if it’s not too far away.

And be sure to stay tuned to Cult of Mac today for our first impressions.