Following the release of the new AirPods Pro 2 with USB-C it was surely only a matter of time before Apple started to sell the older Lightning-powered model at a discount. And now that’s happening, so long as you’re willing to pick up a pair of refurbished earbuds.
Apple’s refurbished store is now selling second-gen AirPods Pro for the first time, but only in a select few European countries. At the time of writing those countries include the U.K., Austria, Belgium, Germany, Ireland, the Netherlands, Poland, and Switzerland.
VIEW GALLERY – 2 IMAGES
It’s important to remember that these are not the latest model of AirPods Pro right now, although it won’t matter to a lot of people. The only difference between this model and the one Apple recently released is the move from Lightning to USB-C and a tweak that could be important to future Vision Pro headset buyers. For those people, the USB-C AirPods Pro will support wireless lossless audio, something the Lightning model can’t manage thanks to having an older H2 wireless audio chip.
As for these refurbished AirPods Pro 2 with Lightning Case, Apple is selling them for around 15% less than you’d normally pay. The earbuds are fully tested and cleaned to ensure they’re working as new, but there might be a better way to get cheaper AirPods Pro 2 right now. The Black Friday deals are in full effect and it’s possible that you might be able to get a new pair – even potentially with that new USB-C port and upgraded H2 chip – for less than these refurbished earbuds. Make sure to check all of your options before making a purchase.