Apple explains why the $ 550 AirPods Max doesn’t have a power button

Apple’s new AirPod Max headphones may cost an arm and a leg (or, to be more precise, $ 549), but that money doesn’t include a power button. Instead, the AirPods Max use a number of energy-saving modes in order to meet the promised listening time of 20 hours.

Tests have already shown that you don’t have to dock the AirPods Max in their smart case to reduce the loss of battery life. Now Apple has explained exactly how long it takes for different energy saving modes to be activated.