Quick Answer: Do AirPods Die After 2 Years?

Earlier this month, Apple Insider tested a pair of AirPods purchased in 2016 against a pair from 2018, and found that the older pair died after two hours and 16 minutes.

“That’s less than half the stated battery life for a new pair,” the writer William Gallagher concluded.

How many years do AirPods last?

AirPods contain rechargeable lithium-ion batteries that at best are expected to have a life span of about two years.

Do AirPods last 2 years?

AirPods are one of Apple’s most beloved new products. But, if you love them so much that you use them every day, expect the irreplaceable batteries to only last a few years at most. AirPods have been on the market for a little over two years now.

Do AirPods eventually die?

“AirPods are built to be long-lasting,” said Apple spokeswoman Lori Lodes, without specifics. Mine went for 34 months; others have reported they die in as little as 18 months. When your AirPod batteries finally go, even Apple’s employees are confused about your options.

Do AirPods die after 18 months?

For roughly 18 months, AirPods play music, or podcasts, or make phone calls. Then the lithium-ion batteries will stop holding much of a charge, and the AirPods will slowly become unusable. They can’t be repaired because they’re glued together.

Can I buy one AirPod?

In fact, it’s totally possible to buy just one AirPod. According to Digital Trends, you can buy a single AirPod for $69. That’s not exactly nothing, but it’s certainly better than paying $159 or more for a new pair.

Are AirPods waterproof?

Apple AirPods are not waterproof or water-resistant, so their use around water, on rainy days, or even during workouts puts them at risk of damage. Apple will not replace AirPods damaged by water; you will have to order a new pair if they are impaired or destroyed by exposure to liquid.