This week Apple has been releasing new hardware ahead of their media event next week which shows that they want everyone’s attention on the services that they will be unveiling. On Monday Apple released updates versions of iPads and on Tuesday they released upgraded versions of the iMac.
Today Apple has Released new AirPods, rumours have been rife for weeks that new AirPods would be released by Apple and the new models are available to order immediately and shipping next week and are priced at £199 ($199). Apple also released the wireless charging case for existing AirPods users prices at £79 ($79).
Apple says the new H1 chip in the AirPods deliver up to 50 percent more talk time compared to the first AirPods. The H1 should also speed up switching between devices, with Apple saying the AirPods now connect two times faster.
The tech specs for the new AirPods say that the earbuds require devices running iOS 12.2, watchOS 5.2 or macOS 10.14.4. The new AirPods feature hey Siri and wireless charging with any Qi charging mat. The wireless charging case places the LED charging indicator on the outside, so you can check the status at a glance. Apple has also decided to offer an engraving service for feee on the new AirPods.
Users can still buy the original AirPods with a new wireless charging case for £159 ($159). Given the recent release cycle we may see AirPower released tomorrow. Apple originally announced AirPods 2 back in September 2017.