How to Tell the Difference Between AirPods 1 and 2

Look in Settings Go to Settings >, Bluetooth. Alternatively, you can go to Settings >, [your AirPods].* Find your AirPods in the list (for example, "John's AirPods"). Tap the More Info button next to your AirPods, and you'll see the model number.

If you’re debating whether to upgrade your AirPods, or you’re trying to decide which version to buy, this article will compare the two generations.

First, let’s start with battery life. The first generation AirPods have a battery life of around 3-4 hours, which is the same for the second generation. The only real difference is that the new ones come with a wireless charging case, which is indicated on the box.

Speaking of the box, the front of both models looks identical. The only noticeable difference is on the bottom of the box, where the new one says “wireless charging case.” On the back, the obvious difference is the image of the case with the wireless charging icon.

When it comes to the earbuds themselves, they look almost identical. The only noticeable difference is that the pair button has moved up a little bit on the second generation. Additionally, the little indicator light is now on the outside of the case, so you can see if it’s charging or not.

So, is it worth upgrading to the new AirPods? If you don’t already have AirPods, definitely go for the second generation, as you get more features for your money. However, if you already have the first generation and are trying to decide if it’s worth the extra money to upgrade, it’s probably not worth it. The changes are minimal, and you won’t notice much of a difference.

Overall, the second generation AirPods are a great choice if you’re looking for wireless earbuds with some additional features. But if you already have the first generation, you’re not missing out on much if you don’t upgrade.