Apple announced the second generation of the very popular AirPods that was first launched in 2016. The new AirPods has a new H1 chip that has been developed exclusively for earphones and promises faster connect time, longer talk time and can now also launch Siri with a simple “Hey Siri” prompt. The new AirPods also comes with a Wireless Charging Case that will be available to order through Apple Authorised Resellers later this spring. It can also be bought separately for older AirPods.
“AirPods delivered a magical wireless experience and have become one of the most beloved products we've ever made. They connect easily with all of your devices, and provide crystal clear sound and intuitive, innovative control of your music and audio,” said Phil Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. “The world's best wireless headphones just got even better with the new AirPods. They are powered by the new Apple-designed H1 chip which brings an extra hour of talk time, faster connections, hands-free 'Hey Siri' and the convenience of a new wireless battery case.”
The new H1 chip is the star of the new AirPods that can basically let the AirPods switch between an iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch seamlessly and twice as fast. It can also deliver 50 per cent more talk time compared to the previous generation.
The charging case can hold an additional 24 hours of charge and the wireless charging case is compatible with any Qi-wireless charger. It has an LED light at the front of the case that basically shows the status of the battery charge.
Pricing & Availability:AirPods with standard charging case will be available for INR 14,900 and will be available to order through Apple Authorised Resellers later this spring AirPods with Wireless Charging Case will be available for INR 18,900 and will be available to order through Apple Authorised Resellers later this spring. Customers can order the standalone Wireless Charging Case for INR 7,500 through Apple Authorised Resellers later this spring.