Apple continued its major launch spree with the unveiling of its much-awaited wireless headphones called the AirPods. Apple fans have been waiting with bated breath for a while now to see the second-generation AirPods. So what do the new AirPods – “world’s most popular headphones” – bring to the table? Here are 10 things to know about the new Apple AirPods
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AirPods are powered by a brand new ‘special’ chip
The new AirPods are powered by the newly-designed special H1 chip.
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The new AirPods offer more talk time
The H1 chip, according to Apple, allows AirPods to deliver up to 50 percent more talk time compared to first generation AirPods.
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Siri support comes to AirPods
For the first time, AirPods get Siri support as it was missing in the previous generation device.
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Prices: More expensive than the first-generation AirPods
The new AirPods with standard charging case cost Rs 14,900 while the wireless charging case one costs Rs 18,900.
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Apple AirPods come with two charging cases
Apple AirPods now come with charging cases. One is a standard case while the other is a wireless charging case
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Apple is selling wireless charging case separately
For those who want to buy the wireless charging case can do so by forking out Rs 7,500. The Wireless Charging Case is designed to offer wireless charging with Qi-compatible charging solutions.
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More convenient to know the battery status on the new AirPods
Apple has placed an LED light indicator on the front of the case to show the charge status with just a glance.
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New AirPods offer better battery life
Apple claims that each case holds additional charges for more than 24 hours of total listening time.
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Available at authorised Apple Stores later this “spring” season
Apple hasn’t confirmed the exact availability date for the new AirPods, it is expected to come soon in “spring” season which has officially started.
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Apple is offering free engraving on the charging case
On the official Apple site, it’s mentioned that users can get personal messages engraved on the charging case of the new AirPods.