Yes, according to Apple their AirPods work with devices running iOS 10 or later, watchOS 3 and macOS Sierra. This includes the iPad mini 2 - 4, iPad 4, iPad Air 1 - 2 and both iPad Pro models. AirPods are also supported by the sixth-generation iPod touch and iPhone 5 and later.
AirPods are wireless headphones created by Apple as their first step towards a "wireless future." The earbuds look like the older EarPods but without a wire to connect to your device. The wireless dongles are controlled by Apple's W1 chip which promises a "better connection and improved sound." The AirPods also promise up to 5 hours of battery life and an additional 24 hours when paired with their portable case.
AirPods are available starting December 2016 for $159.