No doubt, this is the most popular Apple accessory. The first generation of Apple AirPods was launched alongside with iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus in September 2016. Since then, this Apple accessory has sold over 35 million units.
However, after the Samsung Galaxy Buds launched there were many features that the AirPods missed compared to the Galaxy Buds. So everyone wanted AirPods 2 with improved features same as the Galaxy Buds.
Apple refreshed its AirPods on Wednesday. The second generation AirPods comes with many improvements only on hardware side, there is no change in design of the buds.
AirPods 2: Features
The second generation AirPods comes with new Apple made H1 chip which will improve performance, connectivity and talk time. The new AirPods has Qi-compatible wireless charging (optional wireless charging case), which will allow users to charge the AirPods case by placing them on Qi-compatible charging mat/pad.
Also the new AirPods will come with hands-free ‘Hey Siri’ voice assistant feature replacing the double tap feature of first generation AirPods.
Apple is also claiming that the new H1 chip will result in increased talk time by 50 percent.
AirPods 2: Price and availability in India
According to Apple, AirPods 2 will be available in India ‘later this spring’. The price of new AirPods in India are as follows:
- AirPods with standard case (no wireless charging) – Rs. 14,900
- AirPods with wireless charging case – 18,900
- Standalone wireless charging case for first generation AirPods – Rs. 7,500
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