Apple on Wednesday announced the launch of second-generation AirPods. The new genuinely cordless earphones from Apple included an optional wireless charging case and the new H1 audio chip, which uses promised improvements in efficiency, connection and battery life. The other big emphasize is hands-free ‘Hey Siri’ assistance.
The crucial improvements in the brand-new Apple AirPods are the optional cordless charging case, the brand-new H1 audio chip, a declared 50 percent increase in talk time, and a brand-new hands-free ‘Hey Siri’ voice assistant feature. The wireless charging case is Qi-compatible, letting you charge the case merely by placing it onto a Qi charging pad. The H1 audio chip is said to enhance performance, connection, and talk time, while the ‘Hey Siri’ trigger is now hands-free and no longer needs the double-tap gesture to trigger.
The new AirPods are the successor to the first-generation Apple AirPods, which were announced in September 2016 along with the Apple iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. Those were the first Apple iPhones to do away with the 3.5 mm headphone jack, and Apple’s announcement of the AirPods was viewed as sign of things to come, with an increasing number of users across smartphone and personal audio platforms embracing cordless and genuinely cordless audio items since then.