CUPERTINO, California — Apple Inc. unveiled its high-end version of its ever so-popular AirPods — which have a new design, new features — including noise cancellation technology — and a higher price tag.
The premium version will cost $249. AirPods currently start at $159.
According to the release on the Apple website, the company referred to AirPods as “the best-selling headphones in the world” and said the new model will hit stores on Wednesday.
The AirPods Pro comes with advanced noise cancellation technology, flexible ear tips to better fit in the user’s ears and a transparency mode, which lets customers listen to music while still hearing the surrounding environment, Apple said.
Other new features include audio sharing, which allows users to sync up with a second pair of AirPods to listen to the same song or watch the same movie with a friend, as well the ability for Siri to speak incoming messages.