Latest AirPods Firmware Updates (2016-2022)

Latest AirPods Firmware

Last Updated: 17 November 2022

This article is a collection of the latest Airpods firmware updates by Apple, launched every month. Before we get started let’s have a quick intro about Airpods.

AirPods are wireless Bluetooth earbuds designed by Apple Inc. They were first announced on 7th September 2016 alongside the iPhone 7.

The most recent AirPods model (3rd Gen) is a replacement for the 1st and 2nd Generation models, although the 2nd Generation is still sold on Apple’s website. These models are Apple’s entry-level wireless headphones, sold alongside the AirPods Pro and AirPods Max.

AirPods At A Glance


#HeaderDetails
1DeveloperApple Inc.
2ManufacturerLuxshare (on contract)
GoerTek (on contract)
3Product FamilyAirPods
4TypeWireless Earbuds
5Release Date1st Gen: 13 Dec 2016
2nd Gen: 20 Mar 2019
3rd Gen: 26 Oct 2021
Pro 1st Gen: 30 Oct 2019
Pro 2nd Gen: 23 Sep 2022
Max: 15 Dec 2020
6Discontinued1st Gen: 20 Mar 2019
7System on a chip1st Gen: Apple W1
2nd & 3rd Gen: Apple H1
Pro 1st Gen: Apple H1
Pro 2nd Gen: Apple H2
Max: Apple H1
8InputDual Beam-Forming Microphones & Dual Optical Sensors
9ConnectivityAirPods: Bluetooth
Charging Case:
1) Lightning port
2) Qi (Wireless Charging Case for 1st & 2nd Generation)
3) MagSafe (3rd Generation)
10Current Firmware1st Gen: 6.8.8 (13 Dec 2019)
2nd & 3rd Gen: 5B58 (10 Nov 2022)
Pro 1st & 2nd Gen: 5B58 (10 Nov 2022)
Max: 5B58 (10 Nov 2022)
11DimensionsAirPods:0.65 x 0.71 x 1.59 inch
(16.5 x 18.0 x 40.5 mm)
Charging Case: 1.74 x 0.84 x 2.11 in
(44.3 x 21.3 x 53.5 mm)
12MassAirPods (each)
0.14 ounces (4.0 g)
Charging Case
1.34 ounces (38 g)
13Websitewww.apple.com/airpods

Latest AirPods Firmware


#Airpods ModelLatest Firmware
1AirPods (1st Gen)6.8.8
2AirPods (2nd Gen)5B58
3AirPods (3rd Gen)5B58
4AirPods Pro (1st Gen)5B58
5AirPods Pro (2nd Gen)5B58
6AirPods Max5B58

AirPods (1st Gen)


#HeaderDetails
1Announced07 Sep 2016
2Released13 Dec 2016
3Discontinued20 Mar 2019
4Model NumberLeft AirPod: A1722
Right AirPod: A1523
Lightning Case: A1602
5Model IdentifierAirPods1,1
6Order NumberMMEF2AM
7Compatibility1) iPhone, iPad, & iPod touch models with iOS 10 or later
2) Apple Watch models with watchOS 3 or later
3) Mac models with macOS Sierra or later
8ProcessorApple W1 Chip
9Battery StrengthCase: 1.52 watt-hour
Each AirPod: 0.093 watt-hour
10Battery CapacityCase: 398 mAh
11Original Release3.3.1
12Latest/Final6.8.8

Firmware Version History


FirmwareRelease DateRelease Year
3.3.107 Sep2016
3.5.101 Feb2017
3.7.224 May2017
6.3.226 Mar2019
6.7.811 Jul2019
6.8.810 Sep2019

Related: List Of All Apple iOS Version History (Monthly Update)


AirPods (2nd Gen)


#HeaderDetails
1Announced20 Mar 2019
2Released20 Mar 2019
3DiscontinuedStill In Production
4Model NumberLeft AirPod: A2031
Right AirPod: A2032
Lightning Case: A1602
Wireless Case: A1938
5Model IdentifierAirPods2,1
6Order NumberLightning Case: MV7N2AM
Wireless Case: MRXJ2AM
7Compatibility1) Devices running iOS 12.2 or later
2) macOS Mojave 10.14.4 or later
3) watchOS 5.2 or later
8ProcessorApple H1 Chip (343S00289, 343S00290)
9Battery StrengthCase: 1.52 watt-hour
Each AirPod: 0.093 watt-hour
10Battery CapacityCase: 398 mAh
11Original Release1A661
12Latest/Final5B58

Firmware Version History


VersionFirmwareRelease DateRelease Year
1.01A66120 Mar2019
1.01A67126 Mar2019
1.01A67314 May2019
1.01A69119 Aug2019
2.02A36410 Sep2019
2.22C5416 Dec2019
2.32D1512 May2020
3.03A28314 Sep2020
3.43E75128 Apr2021
4.04A40005 Oct2021
4.24C16509 Dec2021
4.44E7110 May2022
5.15B5810 Nov2022

Related: List Of Apple iPadOS Latest Version With History (2022 Updated)


AirPods (3rd Gen)


#HeaderDetails
1Announced18 Oct 2021
2Released26 Oct 2021
3DiscontinuedStill in Production
4Model NumberLeft AirPod: A2564
Right AirPod: A2565
Lightning Case: A2897
MagSafe Case: A2566
5Model IdentifierAirPods1,3
6Order NumberMME73AM
7Compatibility1) Devices running iOS 15.1 or later
2) iPadOS 15.1 or later
3) macOS Monterey 12.0 or later
4) watchOS 8.1 or later
8ProcessorApple H1 Chip
9Battery strengthCase: 1.33 watt-hour
Each AirPod: 0.133 watt-hour
10Battery CapacityCase: 345 mAh
11Original Release4B61
12Latest/Final5B58

Firmware Version History


VersionFirmwareRelease DateRelease Year
4.14B6125 Oct2021
4.14B6616 Nov2021
4.24C16509 Dec2021
4.24C17018 Jan2022
4.44E7110 May2022
5.15B5810 Nov2022

Related: Latest watchOs Version With History (2022 Updated)


AirPods Pro (1st Gen)


#HeaderDetails
1Announced28 Oct 2019
2Released30 Oct 2019
3Discontinued07 Sep 2022
4Model NumberLeft AirPod: A2083
Right AirPod: A2084
Lightning Case: A2190
5Model IdentifieriProd8,1
6Order NumberMWP22AM
7Compatibility1) Devices that support Bluetooth (including Android & Windows devices)
2) Apple devices running iOS 13.2, watchOS 6.1, tvOS 13.2, and macOS Catalina 10.15.1
8ProcessorApple H1 Chip
9Battery StrengthCase: 1.98 watt-hour
Each AirPod: 0.16 watt-hour
10Battery CapacityCase: 519 mAh
11Original Release2B584
12Latest/Final5B58

Firmware Version History


VersionFirmwareRelease DateRelease Year
2.12B58429 Oct2019
2.12B58814 Nov2019
2.22C5416 Dec2019
2.32D1505 May2020
2.32D2723 Jun2020
3.03A28314 Sep2020
3.43E75128 Apr2021
4.04A40005 Oct2021
4.04A40216 Nov2021
4.24C16509 Dec2021
4.44E7110 May2022
5.15B5810 Nov2022

Related: List Of All macOS Version History (Monthly Updated)


AirPods Pro (2nd Gen)


#HeaderDetails
1Announced7 Sep 2022
2Released23 Sep 2022
3DiscontinuedIn production
4Model NumberAirPod Serials: A2931, A2699, A2698
MagSafe Case:
A2700
5Model IdentifierAirPods Pro 2
6Order NumberMQD83ZM
7Compatibility1) Devices running iOS 15.1 or later
2) iPadOS 15.1 or later
3) macOS Monterey 12.0 or later
4) watchOS 8.1 or later
8ProcessorApple H2 Chip
9Battery strengthCase: 1.997 watt-hour
10Battery CapacityCase: 523 mAh
11Original Release5A374
12Latest/Final5B58

Firmware Version History


VersionFirmwareRelease DateRelease Year
5.05A37407 Sep2022
5.0.3775A37722 Sep2022
5.1.585B5808 Nov2022

Related: Latest tvOS Version With History (2022 Updated)


AirPods Max


#HeaderDetails
1Announced8 Dec 2020
2Released15 Dec 2020
3DiscontinuedStill in Production
4Model NumberA2096
5Model IdentifieriProd8,6
6Order NumberSilver: MGYJ3AM
Space Gray: MGYH3AM
Sky Blue: MGYL3AM
Pink: MGYM3AM
Green: MGYN3AM
7Compatibility1) Devices that support Bluetooth including Android and Windows devices
2) Apple devices running iOS 14.3, iPadOS 14.3, watchOS 7.2, tvOS 14, and macOS Big Sur
8ProcessorApple H1 Chip (343S00404)
9Battery Strength2.53 watt-hour
10Battery Capacity664 mAh
11Original Release3C16
12Latest/Final5B58

Firmware Version History


VersionFirmwareRelease DateRelease Year
3.23C1614 Dec2020
3.23C3909 Mar2021
3.43E75608 Jun2021
4.04A40005 Oct2021
4.24C16509 Dec2021
4.44E7110 May2022
5.15B5810 Nov2022
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