The AirPods were launched a few days before Christmas, and to everyone’s surprise they arrived in time for Christmas for the first people who asked for them, others are receiving them these days. So, little by little they are reaching all the customers , and little by little the first problems are appearing.
In theory, according to Apple, the AirPods have an autonomy of 5 hours and another 24 hours in the box that contains them, thus giving the box 4 more charges for the AirPods. Some Reddit users do not agree with this.
The unfortunate ones who are suffering from this problem claim that the battery in the AirPod box is drained right away , without charging the AirPods and without even opening the box. For example, losing 40% of charge in a matter of two hours.
In principle the battery of the AirPods is excellent , and the battery in its box is also excellent. But if you notice that you are experiencing a similar problem, you should contact Apple for a replacement box. As this is always an isolated case, and unless it’s a proven global issue, Apple will not initiate an automatic replacement program.