The long-awaited AirPods 2 is finally here, and according to Apple, they will deliver faster connect times, more talk time, and the comfort of hands-free Siri. The 2nd generation AirPods 2 comes with a standard charging case or a wireless charging case. It is available to order on the Apple website or Apple Store app, or from physical Apple Stores during next week. Apple has just announced the new iPad Air 2019, iPad mini 2019, and a brand new iMac 2019. So, the AirPods 2 represents the latest in a stream of new hardware launches ahead of the March 25 video streaming launch event. It is expected to see the launch of a new Apple streaming service.
The AirPods 2 is expected to be radically different from their predecessors. It was also said that the 2nd generation AirPods is a health and fitness device, in addition to being a pair of true wireless earbuds. Apple hasn’t yet mentioned of any biometric features in the new AirPods 2. We also heard separately that the AirPods 2 would come in black and white, both waterproof and offer active noise-cancellation. The Company also hasn’t provided any detail about improved sound quality.
One rumor had indicated about the wireless charging and Bluetooth 5.0, but instead of being an improved and updated W2 chip, Apple has designed an H1 chip, which is made for headphones specifically. The new AirPods 2 is available to buy now from the Apple website and the Apple Store app from March 20. It will also be available to buy in physical Apple Stores during next week. The expected cost of AirPods 2 is $159 with a standard charging case or $199 with a wireless charging case. People can also buy the wireless charging case separately for $79 and get either of the cases engraved for free during checkout on the website or Apple Store app.