Apple has launched its second generation of AirPods. The new earbuds can respond to “Hey Siri” commands thanks to a new H1 chip, charge wirelessly (with an optional case), and offer more talk time than the previous generation.
The device comes with either a standard charging case or a new Wireless Charging Case for convenient charging at home and on the go. The new AirPods and AirPods with Wireless Charging Case are available to order on apple.com and the Apple Store app starting today, and in Apple Stores beginning next week.
“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 new AirPods feature the convenience of “Hey Siri” making it easier to change songs, make a call, adjust the volume or get directions.
The new Apple-designed H1 chip features custom audio architecture to create a revolutionary audio experience and improved synchronization. H1 allows AirPods to deliver up to 50 percent more talk time compared to first generation AirPods. Switching between devices while listening to music on iPhone, Apple Watch or iPad is more seamless than ever with two times faster connect times. For the first time, AirPods now feature the convenience of “Hey Siri” making it easier to change songs, make a call, adjust the volume or get directions simply by saying, “Hey Siri.”
According to Apple, the new AirPods come with either the standard charging case or the new Wireless Charging Case. Each case holds additional charges for more than 24 hours of total listening time, ensuring AirPods are charged and ready to go whenever you are. The Wireless Charging Case is designed to offer the freedom of wireless charging with Qi-compatible charging solutions. An LED light indicator located on the front of the case conveniently shows the charge status with just a glance. Existing AirPods customers can purchase the standalone Wireless Charging Case.
AirPods with standard charging case will be available for AED 679; the Airpods with the Wireless Charging Case will be available for AED 829; and customers can order the standalone Wireless Charging Case for AED 329. The devices are available to order on apple.com and the Apple Store app starting today, and in Apple Stores starting next week.