Just like regular AirPods, the batteries in Apple's new $250 AirPods Pro aren't designed to last forever, and owners will likely need to replace the batteries via Apple or buy a new pair AirPods Pro every two or three years.
Indeed, the batteries in the AirPods and AirPods Pro eventually wear down over time to the point that they will last minutes instead of hours. It's been widely reported that battery life in AirPods purchased around their 2016 launch have dramatically reduced battery life because of aging batteries. The eventual death of all batteries is an inescapable fact.
And like the regular AirPods, the AirPods Pro are nearly impossible to repair yourself, according to a teardown by iFixit. To replace the tiny watch-like battery yourself, you might be able to take the AirPods Pro apart, but putting them back together is the problem. "There's still no good way to perfectly reassemble a dismantled 'Pod, unless you happen to work in the AirPod assembly line at the factory," iFixit said.
Here are the two best options for AirPods and AirPods Pro owners when their batteries inevitably wear out: