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Apple Announces 2nd Generation AirPods With Wireless Charging

26 March, 2019, 03:01 | Author: Vicki Mclaughlin
  • Apple's perennial cash cow- the iPhone- has seen slowing sales-wise in the last few quarters

San Francisco: Introducing its second generation of wireless headphones, Apple on Wednesday launched new AirPods created to deliver more talk time. The company boasts that it will give users more talk time, faster connectivity and now the ability to beckon the iPhone's virtual assistant by saying "Hey Siri".

Apple has recently unveiled a new, fully wireless AirPods headset, following a recent silent update to iPod and yesterday's RAM upgrade in iMac Pro.

Along with easy charing, there's also a new H1 chip tucked inside which delivers performance efficiencies, faster connect times, more talk time and the convenience of hands-free "Hey Siri". Here is a comparison between the two models of AirPods. The first one bundles the AirPods 2 with a wireless charging case for a total of $199 and the second option ships with a normal case and it costs $159 which is the same price as the first AirPods.

Automatic switching is tied to Apple devices, but the AirPods also have a traditional Bluetooth connection so you can pair them to any Bluetooth device including Android smartphones and PCs.

Nevertheless, AirPower never came to life post-production, and with this, the first gen version of AirPod didn't support wireless charging.

The latest generation of Apple AirPods are coming, and you'll want to check these bad boys out. This is a nice feature because the only way to access Siri's features on the original AirPods is to tap one of the ear buds. This provides more clues that Apple is planning to release its AirPower wireless charging mat soon.

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It may be wishful thinking at this point, but Apple over the past few days has released a slew of new hardware updates, including new AirPods, revamped iPad models, and iMacs.

The new AirPods and AirPods with Wireless Charging Case are available to order on apple.com/au and the Apple Store app starting today, and in Apple Stores beginning next week.

And as for "hands-free" Siri, it means you can summon Siri using just your voice.

There is also a silicone slip case for your charging case, protecting it from scratches, a carabiner clip, and larger carry case to house your AirPods, charger, and all included accessories.

This is even more of a benefit if you use Siri Shortcuts.

It was also reported that Apple has spent over US$1 billion ($1.35 billion) on original TV shows and films, as it readies itself for the video streaming war.


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