They are not called AirPods 2, but they have the news that we expected. The new second-generation AirPods connect faster, can invoke Siri on hands-free if you say “Hey, Siri” and last as long as the first generation thanks to a new H1 chip designed by Apple.
It was rumored that Apple was preparing the launch of a new AirPods and today they have confirmed that data: the company has just launched the AirPods with wireless charging case.
Now is when the doubts begin to arise: does it compensate against the previous ones? What are all the differences? What changes in these new AirPods? Let’s crumble all these doubts.
In addition, you can buy them with a Qi wireless charging case, but Apple will charge you $ 40 extra for that caprice. Yes, 40 US dollars. This new version of Apple’s wireless headphones comes with a design identical to the previous ones, but inside there is an important difference: the new H1 chip of the second generation AirPods that among other things gives Siri access to hands-free.
With the delivery times that Apple now offers, everything points to that they will actually arrive just on the 29th, next Friday. Is it worth buying them? If you do not have the first generation, of course, you do. If you have the originals, there are things to consider.
Features and price of AirPods 2
Both charging cases have a battery that allows recharging the headphones to have a range of 24 hours of audio playback and up to 18 hours of conversation. The wireless charging case can be used with charging cradles that use the Qi standard, and a LED indicator will allow knowing the status of the load at all times.
This time it was not necessary to close the Apple online store. The AirPods 2 is already available for your reservation at a price of 179 euros in its version with normal case and 229 euros with wireless charging case, with an estimated delivery date in 3-5 days.
Text engraving in the case: As it happens in the Apple Pencil 2 and just like we had in the iPod years ago, Apple allows to add a personalized engraving in the case of the AirPods to make them more personal.
All the changes in the new AirPods are concentrated in the interior. The H1 chip speeds up device synchronization and reduces latency up to 30% when you’re playing with the old W1 chip. On the other hand, it increases up to 50% the talk time if you use the headset to talk on the phone and maintains the autonomy even having activated “Hey, Siri”, the function that invokes the virtual assistant in hands-free.
The AirPods 2 are already available for booking at a price between 179 and 229 euros from the Apple website. The estimated delivery date and, consequently, the launch of the AirPods 2 is in the coming days. Regarding the characteristics of the second generation of AirPods.
According to Apple, the new wireless headphones last 5 hours on a single charge and up to 24 hours with the extra charge of the case (the same as the first generation AirPods). On the other hand, 15 minutes of charging provides three additional hours of autonomy.
- A wireless charging case whose price is 89 euros. Replaces the previous case and allows you to load the set with any Qi base.
- AirPods 2 with the traditional cargo carrying the previous generation for 179 euros.
- AirPods 2 with a wireless charging case for 229 euros.
Apple places special emphasis on the fact that they now support Oye Siri. By giving this command, the double tap on one of the headphones is substituted to summon the assistant. The commands it supports are the usual ones to pass the song, change volume, send messages or make calls, among other functions.