Today, Apple made the long-awaited announcement that the second generation of the AirPods headphones will soon be available for purchase. The unveiling comes after months of speculation and rumors.
Whether you like them or not, Apple’s AirPods have proven to be quite popular. Many people believe that the next edition of the product will include built-in fitness monitoring features. If this turns out to be true, it will be a significant departure from its previous function as a straightforward audio player. In spite of our best efforts, this did not turn out to be the case.
The hardware, on the other hand, is bundled with certain iterative updates. One of these is a newly developed chip for H1 headphones. It offers speedier connectivity, as well as hands-free Siri and a 50 percent increase in the amount of call time that may be used. Some people have even begun referring to the product as AirPods version 1.5!
Apple claims that the buds will be twice as quick to switch from one device to another when compared to competing headphones. They will also be more prompt in their responses to phone calls. With the introduction of hands-free Siri, you will be able to use your voice to accomplish a great deal more than before. Changing the level of your music or inquiring “How’s the battery?” are both examples of things that fall within this category.
The anticipated alterations to the design as well as new color options are not present. Although the appearance of the second generation has not changed from that of the first, there is a possibility that Apple will introduce new colors in the coming months.
Additionally, the Cupertino company has introduced a charging case accessory that is compatible with both the first and second editions of the product. The case allows wireless charging and provides enough juice for your headphones to last for twenty-four hours of continuous use. The buds have a capacity for up to five hours of music playback and three hours of “conversation time” when used independently. When compared to the previous generation, this one has an additional hour of speaking time.
Apple’s website offers a starting price of $159 for the AirPods 2 bundle that includes a charging case. Adding the brand new case that supports wireless charging brings the total to $199. For those of you who still have a smartphone from the first generation, the cost of the wireless case is $79. At this time, customers in the United States should expect their orders to be delivered between April 2 and April 5.