Apple today unveiled the 2nd generation AirPods. Contrary to rumors, the new AirPods (2nd generation) pack modest upgrades and are not a massive upgrade over the original AirPods as many would have expected. So, how do the AirPods (1st generation) compare to the new 2nd generation AirPods? Find out in this comparison.
AirPods (2nd Gen) Was to Go on Sale Last Year, New AirPods with Noise-Cancellation Still In the Works
The 2nd generation AirPods are going to leave a lot of people disappointed. While they do bring some improvements to the table, most interested customers were hoping for a bigger upgrade and they are going to find such modest changes underwhelming. As per @markgurman of Bloomberg, Apple had initially planned to launch the 2nd generation AirPods last year itself.
Alongside the 2nd gen AirPods, Apple has also started selling a Qi-compatible wireless charging case for the earbuds. Apple is not bundling the wireless charging case with the new AirPods and is instead selling it separately. It is offering a bundle of the second-gen AirPods and the wireless charging case at a discounted price though.
Apple today announced the 2nd generation AirPods with a new Qi-compatible wireless charging case and always-on hands-free ‘Hey Siri’.
DigiTimes reports that Taiwanese PCB firms Flexium Interconnect and Zhen Ding Technology are gearing up to mass produce Apple’s upcoming iPads, with Compeq Manufacturing and Unitech PCB supplying the flex boards for the AirPods 2.
The latest leak surrounding the AirPods 2 point to the wireless buds coming with fast charging technology. The AirPods case and the AirPods themselves will charge wirelessly from 0-100 percent in just 15 minutes.