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Apple's new AirPods come with hands-free "Hey Siri," wireless charging option, longer...

By midian182 · 10 replies
Mar 20, 2019
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  1. Following the announcement of its two new iPads and an update to the iMac, Apple has debuted the latest generation of AirPods. They feature the new H1 chip, which brings several improvements.

    Compared to the first generation AirPods, the latest version delivers up to 50 percent more talk time, bringing the total to around three hours. Switching between devices while listening to music is now more seamless thanks to two times faster pairing, while connection to phone calls is 1.5 times faster, and there’s 30 percent lower latency when using the AirPods with games. As previously rumored, they also come with hands-free “Hey Siri” support, so you can activate Apple’s assistant using your voice.

    The new wireless charging case and the latest AirPods are priced at $199, or existing owners can purchase the case by itself for $79. Buying the new AirPods with the non-wireless case will cost the same $159 as the previous version. Both cases can charge the earphones to last for 24 hours. The wireless case can be recharged with Qi-compatible chargers, and it has an LED light to show the charge status.

    Another new feature for buyers is the option to add a personal engraving to the AirPods free of charge. You can preorder the earphones now for delivery, and they’ll appear in stores next week.

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  2. QuantumPhysics

    QuantumPhysics TS Guru Posts: 811   +557

    Earpods - I can't believe apple didn't already release these with a wireless charging case considering they were unveiled next to the AIR POWER mat - which hasn't been released yet.

    AIR POWER - I went on Ebay and bought a wireless charging mat for less than $30 which is a clone of Air Power. It works perfectly and I've been using it to charge my XS MAX and Applewatch.

    I won't be purchasing the earpod2 or their Air Power.
     
  3. toooooot

    toooooot TS Evangelist Posts: 692   +331

    You are the reason apple will go bankrupt.
     
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  4. QuantumPhysics

    QuantumPhysics TS Guru Posts: 811   +557


    It would be impossible for apple to go bankrupt at this point. They'll adjust to the market corrections.
     
  5. KG363

    KG363 TS Guru Posts: 523   +15

    woooosh
     
  6. IAMTHESTIG

    IAMTHESTIG TS Evangelist Posts: 1,666   +755

    Maybe these new AirPods have some better energy conservation to allow always listening microphones but wired ear phones should have always had Hey Siri, and it should have at least been an option on the original AirPods even if it came at a cost.

    BS marketing if you ask me... they just want more money for a SOFTWARE feature that should have been standard all along. Get your shiznit together Tim Apple! :p
     
  7. pencea

    pencea TS Maniac Posts: 160   +118

    Apple is worth 1 Trillion so I highly doubt that's going to happen anytime.
     
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  8. fktech

    fktech TS Maniac Posts: 502   +127

    Hey Siri, you cost too much!
     
  9. Capaill

    Capaill TS Evangelist Posts: 809   +424

    I can't wait to find someone wearing these so I can shout Hey Siri at them repeatedly.
     
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  10. treetops

    treetops TS Evangelist Posts: 2,399   +431

    "As previously rumored, they also come with hands-free “Hey Siri” support, so you can activate Apple’s assistant using your voice."

    Wait apple doesn't already have this? My old s5(2014) has ok google... wow
     
  11. KG363

    KG363 TS Guru Posts: 523   +15

    They had it on the phones and the apple watch. Now you can use the airpods to do it.
     

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