New AirPods Announced Today, March 20, 2019!
The new AirPods are here!
Today, Apple announced the long awaited new AirPods and Wireless Charging case. The new AirPods use the new H1 chip and have 50% more talk time, include “Hey Siri” operation, and have an optional Wireless Charging Case.
The second generation AirPods use the new Apple Designed H1 chip that was developed specifically for headphones and provides enhanced performance, faster connect times, more talk time, and hands-free “Hey Siri”. The AirPods come with a standard charging case or a new Wireless Charging case. The Wireless Charging Case can be ordered separately as well.
The new AirPods and Wireless Charging Case are already available to order on apple.com and the Apple Store app, and will be available in Apple Stores at the beginning of next week.
AirPods with Wireless Charging Case ($199) – delivery expected in the first week of April.
Airpods with Charging Case (not wireless) ($159) – deliver expected in the last week of March.
Wireless Charging Case ($79) – delivery expected in the last week of March.
Please note – as orders start being processed the delivery times are likely to change!!
Phil Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing, said, “The world’s best wireless headphones just got even better with the new AirPods”.
Switching between devices while using your AirPods on the iPhone, Apple Watch or iPad is more seamless than ever with two times faster connect times. The new AirPods feature the convenience of “Hey Siri” making it easier to change songs, make calls, adjust the volume or get directions simply by saying, “Hey Siri.”
The Wireless Charging Case offers the freedom of wireless charging with Qi-compatible charging solutions. An LED light indicator is located on the front of the case to show the charge status at a glance.
For those of you who are already using AirPods, and are not ready for new ones, you can purchase the standalone Wireless Charging Case and use it with your current AirPods.