The electronic devices giant Apple has made an important announcement, which many of its fans were looking forward to – the 2nd generation of their earbuds AirPods is now out. Meanwhile, the AirPods 1 will no longer be available for purchase.
The speculations about these micro headphones were going round for quite a while, but now AirPods have been announced and there is no more need for gossiping. The 2nd generation of the earbuds will keep the price of its predecessor, 159 dollars. The name will also remain intact – simply AirPods. Let’s find out what has actually been improved and upgraded in the 2nd generation.
Firstly, there are two version of AirPods, the regular ones which will retail for 159 dollars, and the bundle (the headphones and the wireless charging case) which will cost 199 dollars. The charging case can also be bought separately for 79 dollars.
Also, Apple has significantly improved the talk time via AirPods. Now instead of 2 hours, available with the 1st generation, you will be able to talk for 3 hours straight with the new version of the earbuds.
One of the most interesting features of this release is hands-free Siri. You no longer have to touch your AirPods to ask Siri for something. Calls, change of tracks, increasing or decreasing volume and many other things can now be done just using voice, so it eliminates the need to reach for the phone or the headphones to adjust something.
Moreover, Apple developers have worked on the connectivity issue. The new AirPods 2 connect to other devices much faster than before, the audio from the phone will also reach them almost instantaneously.
The new AirPods will have a way more powerful chip inside, called H1. This will provide for a much higher efficiency of the earbuds and a more prolonged battery life, which means that the charge will last for a longer period of time.
The 2nd generation of AirPods is already available for purchase online. It will appear in Apple store sometime next week.
Apple has recently pleased the community with its releases. Besides the 2nd generation of AirPods, it has also announced its new iMac desktop computers.
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