• Apple introduces new AirPods with wireless charging case

    By: Najja Parker, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution


    Apple launched an updated version of its AirPods earbuds ahead of its March 25 event.

    The second-generation headphones are designed with Apple’s H-1 chip, which makes them perform more efficiently and connect to devices faster, according to a Wednesday news release.

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    “H1 allows AirPods to deliver up to 50 percent more talk time compared to first generation AirPods,” the news release said. “Switching between devices while listening to music on iPhone, Apple Watch or iPad is more seamless than ever with two times faster connect times.” 

    Apple unvivled the latest version of its AirPods wireless headphones March 20.


    With the new headphones, which look the same as the first generation, you can call on Siri with your voice only. The first version requires you to tap on one of the AirPods to access the virtual assistant.

    Users will be able to charge the earbuds using the standard charging case or the new wireless charging case, which can be purchased as a standalone. The wireless charging case includes an LED light indicator, which shows the charge status.

    The new AirPods with a standard charging case are $159. AirPods with a wireless charging case retail for $199. Both are available online and in the Apple Store. 


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