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Apple launches new AirPods ahead of March 25 event

20 March, 2019, 16:07 | Author: Rafael Roberts
  • Apple outs 2nd generation Air Pods with longer battery life'Hey Siri and wireless charging

The wait for new AirPods is finally over. Inside there is a new H1 chip that enables 50% more talk time, hands-free "Hey Siri" but the design remains largely unchanged. The second-gen AirPods with the standard charging case can be purchased for Rs 14,900 (in the United States - $159).

Apple AirPods are displayed during a media event in San Francisco, California, U.S. September 7, 2016. The latest AirPods are already listed on Apple Malaysia's website but you can't order them at the moment. They also promise better battery life in between charges, and even faster connectivity.

First up is a newly-designed H1 chip which Apple has built specifically for the headphones.


The AirPods 2 ship with a charging case, though Apple is also introducing a new Wireless Charging Case for the earbuds, using Qi-compatible charging mats to power the case without having to stick a cable in. And if you just want the case to upgrade your existing AirPods, then that will cost you $79 (£79) - arguably not too aggressive a price for the standout feature of AirPods Generation 2. If you switch between devices often, the new AirPods is two times faster to connect than the previous model that uses the W1 chip.

Apple AirPods 2nd generation price and release dateSpring 2019 brings blossoms and AirPods alike, but will we see a price hike? The headline news here is that they have optional wireless charging (as in, the battery case they come in can itself be charged wirelessly), but you'll need to pay £40 extra to get a special wireless case.

The Nike+ versions of both the Sport Band and Sport Loop added new hues with Teal Tint/Tropical, Spruce Fog/Vintage Lichen, and my personal favorite Black/Hyper Grape.

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