When Apple released its slightly updated AirPods Pro 2 with MagSafe (USB‑C) charging case earlier this year, did not offer the USB-C Charging Case as a separate accessory. While the previous AirPods Pro 2 earbuds — the ones that shipped with the Lightning case — charge in the new case, you should have purchased the AirPods Pro 2 USB-C to get a replacement case for them. But Apple has now lifted that restriction and is selling the USB-C charging case for the AirPods Pro 2 to anyone who wants to buy one. It costs $99.
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I suppose some people who bought one of the new iPhone 15 models with USB-C charging might want a USB-C charging case for the AirPod Pro 2 because they only want to carry one cable to charge the iPhone 15 and AirPods Pro 2. Or maybe you've simply lost your lighting-equipped case and decided to switch to USB-C charging.
It's worth noting that the new USB-C charging case is IP54 rated, meaning it's resistant to dust and splashes. The Lightning version of the case does not have a water or dust resistance rating.
Unfortunately, while you can buy the updated AirPods Pro 2 charging case now, shipping dates have been moved to December 26th. 29, so it won't arrive in time for Christmas. But at least you'll have it before New Year's Day.
Read our full review of the AirPods Pro 2 with MagSafe (USB‑C) charging case.