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

Apple today began selling a MagSafe USB-C AirPods Pro 2 Case on a standalone basis, allowing customers who own the Lightning charging case to upgrade to USB-C.

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The standalone USB-C ‌AirPods Pro‌ Case is priced at $99 from Apple's online store, and the listing was first noticed by The Verge.

Orders placed today for the USB-C charging case will deliver to customers between December 27 and January 2, which is after the Christmas holiday.

Apple introduced a new version of the ‌AirPods Pro‌ 2 with USB-C Charging Case in September, but at the time, there was no option to buy a USB-C case on its own. Customers with the Lightning-based ‌AirPods Pro‌ 2 had no upgrade path, but those who want to have USB-C charging across all of their devices can now pay a $99 fee to get the new version.

The USB-C Charging Case is compatible with the second-generation ‌AirPods Pro‌. It continues to offer ‌MagSafe‌ charging as well, just like the Lightning model.

In addition to a USB-C port, the USB-C Charging Case also provides improved IP54 dust resistance, but it will not add lossless audio for the Vision Pro, which is a feature added to the updated ‌AirPods Pro‌ 2 that come with the USB-C Charging Case.

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Top Rated Comments

techno-Zen Avatar
23 weeks ago
I have zero need for this with wireless charging
Score: 31 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ned1 Avatar
23 weeks ago
Over priced and will result in yet more landfill from discarded lightening cases - great green credentials Apple
Score: 21 Votes (Like | Disagree)
magicMac Avatar
23 weeks ago
Does the new case allow users to get lossless support on Vision Pro?
Score: 20 Votes (Like | Disagree)
victorvictoria Avatar
23 weeks ago
Why would anyone buy these? AirPods Pro have wireless charging. Put the $99 toward something nice for the spouse!
Score: 17 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Apple Mac Daz Avatar
23 weeks ago
100$ to upgrade to USB C ?
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
coachgq Avatar
23 weeks ago
Now we need all the other accessories converted. And a case for $99 when you can have the full setup with updated pods for $189 as they've been on sale many times already. Also not available until after Christmas so people will just buy the whole set.
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)