The differences between Apple’s original AirPods and the new AirPods

Helen Aguilar
March 26, 2019

AirPods, Apple's hugely popular wireless earbuds, is so loved by the public that the company made a decision to launch a new version of this product, AirPods 2, with extended battery life and with the long-anticipated wireless charging.

The first reason is the launch of the iPad mini that was launched without much fanfare apart from an official news release and Tim Cook tweeting an image of him using an Apple pencil to write "hello" in cursive script on the new device.

Apple has announced an update to their wireless headphones, the AirPods. The new AirPods will also have hands-free Siri support accessible via "Hey, Siri" if you have it switched on.

AirPods with Wireless Charging Case will be available for £199 and are available to order on apple.com and the Apple Store app starting today, and in Apple Stores starting next week.

A single mention of AirPower in the Apple Australia AirPods page, spotted by Michael Bateman, via MacRumors, seems to confirm that the original intention was to highlight the company's own charging pad.

The 21.5-inch iMac now features 8th-generation quad-core, and for the first time 6-core processors, delivering up to 60 percent faster performance. In the old generation AirPods, Siri still had to be activated with a double tap on the earbuds.

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The senior vice-president of worldwide marketing of Apple, Phil Schiller, said that the AirPods 2 offer "an extra hour of talk-time, faster connections, hands-free "Hey Siri" and the convenience of a new wireless battery case".

The Apple product surprises keep rolling out this week. Also, you can buy a common Wireless Charging Case at Rs 7,500 separately to use with both the models.

AirPods second generation is updated with H1 chip which highly improves the connectivity. In total, they will last 24 hours with a case and 5 hours of listening to music. Apple on Wednesday also announced new colours for its Apple Watch bands and a pink version of its iPhone battery case.

Apple has just launched the second generation AirPods.

Even though AirPods do not offer noise canceling or sound isolating features, so you can still hear the environment around you.

Apple also claims the H2 chip provides faster reconnection to and switching between Bluetooth devices, and of course the initial pairing is as delightfully simple as we've ever seen.

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