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Everything we know about the Apple AirPods 2

Everywhere you go, you see people walking around with the recognizable wireless white earbuds. Most people that have used them once can't live without them anymore. Wireless freedom, good sound, and a nice fit. The first AirPods appeared in 2016, so it's time for an update. On 20 March 2019, Apple launched the new AirPods 2019. I'll tell you all the news here.

Apple AirPods 2 with wireless charging case

  • Issues with cables are a thing of the past, thanks to wireless charging.
  • Ask the digital assistant Siri for help by saying "Hey Siri".
  • Thanks to the Apple H1 chip, the connection to your device is more stable and you can switch between devices faster.
  • The earbuds work with Android devices, but can't support all functions such as Siri and Proximity Connect.
  • A wireless charger isn't included.

Wireless storage case

Wireless charging

With the new wireless storage case for my AirPods 2, charging has become very easy. How does this work? I can simply place my AirPods case on a wireless charger. The LED light at the front of the case shows me that my AirPods are charging. Don't have any wireless charger at hand? If so, you can simply charge the case with a Lightning connector.

Renewed chip

Improved specs

New AirPods obviously have improved specifications. What is an update without improved specs? The previous AirPods housed the W1 chip. The AirPods (2019) are now equipped with the new Apple H1 headphone chip. What are the advantages of this new chip? It yields a faster and more stable wireless connection with all of my devices. Switching devices is now up to 2 times faster. If I want to make a phone call, my connection is 1.5 times faster.

Hi Siri

Hi Siri

We all know Apple's virtual assistant: Siri. On the iPhone, iPad, and HomePod, you can activate Siri with the words: 'Hi, Siri.' With the Apple Watch, you no longer have to say these words. The previous AirPods didn't have this function: to use Siri, you previously had to tap one of the AirPods twice. With the AirPods (2019), this is no longer necessary. I can now also activate Siri with the words: 'Hi, Siri.' This is made possible by the renewed H1 chip that recognizes when I talk to the AirPods.

24-hour battery life

24-hour battery AirPods

If I charge the AirPods (2019) once, I'm able to use them for 5 hours of listening and 3 hours of calling. With the wireless storage case, I can use my AirPods for much longer. Since I can charge my AirPods multiple times with this case, I'm able to use them for over 24 hours before having to recharge my case. Charging is faster than ever, too. 15 minutes of charging in the case yields 3 hours of listening and 3 hours of calling.

Apple AirPods 2 with charging case

  • Ask digital assistant Siri for help by saying "Hey Siri".
  • Thanks to the Apple H1 chip, the connection to your device is more stable and you can switch between devices faster.
  • You need an iPhone to make the best use of AirPods
  • You charge the case via a cable and it's not suitable for wireless charging.

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