Apple just updated one of its best selling products with long-awaited functions - it comes with a high markup, though.
Apple has just launched the second generation of its Apple AirPods. The new earbuds and come with the long-promised wireless charging case, a new H1 chip, hands-free Hey Siri, longer battery life and faster connections to devices.
The new AirPods are available now for $199 with the wireless charging case, or available with the standard case for $159. Existing AirPods owners can purchase the wireless charging case separately for $79.
Apple says the new H1 chip in the AirPods deliver up to 50 percent more talk time compared to the first AirPods. The H1 should also speed up switching between devices, with Apple saying the AirPods now connect two times faster.
The new AirPods also feature ‘Hey Siri’ for the first time, as 9to5Mac revealed earlier this year, allowing the wearer to perform Siri commands using their voice alone, no longer needing to double tap the stalk of the earbud.
The charging case works with standard Qi chargers — and retains the Lightning port for when you need to charge with wires. There is currently no mention of the AirPower charging mat, the product with which Apple originally teased the wireless charging case a year and a half ago.
Read more in the full article: 9to5mac
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