Now that we have more than one model releases for AirPods, it is important to know how to check which model of the truly wireless headphones model you have. Knowing how to check model of AirPods can be very handy especially because the new model looks exactly like the old one.
Even the packaging of 1st and 2nd generation models looks the same, with exception of the wireless charging model that has an LED light on the front. Not know how to tell the new and old models apart can even be problematic, specifically for those who are buying the second generation model from a third-party seller.
One easy way of finding out what generation AirPods are is by checking the model number. Each model of AirPods that includes 1st and 2nd generation of the product carry unique Model number that allow users to tell which generation the headphones belong to. Even the model numbers on the AirPods wireless charging case and non-wireless charging case are different.
You can find the Model number on the AirPods packaging as well as on the underside of each AirPod as shown in the image above.
Here are the model numbers for each model of AirPods:
AirPods 2nd Generation: A2032 and A2031
AirPods 1st Generation: A1523 and A1722
AirPods Wireless Charging Case: A1938
AirPods Charging Case (Non Wireless): A1602
For charging case, you can find the model number written at the bottom of the case.
Also, the easiest way to identify whether you have the wireless charging case or not is by looking for the LED status light on the front. The non-wireless charging case does not have this light.
There you go folks, this is how you can identify the AirPods model and differentiate between the first and second generation models. If you have any questions, feel free to use the comments section below.