Yet another surprise from Apple this week; the manufacturer has just announced the second generation of its wireless headphones: the AirPods 2.
AirPods 2: what’s new
The new AirPods bring a lot of new features. They embark the new H1 chip designed by Apple. This chip allows AirPods to enjoy a faster and much more stable wireless connection – up to 2x faster when switching from one active device to another, according to Apple.
The chip also offers 1.5x faster connection time for phone calls. Again thanks to her, Siri activates now only with voice ; yes, say “Say Siri” and your headphones are already ready to hear you. In addition, the latency has undergone a 30% reduction for video games.
In addition, the AirPods 2 have a new wireless charging case. Thus, it is now possible to recharge the AirPods case simply by placing it on any Qi-compatible charging station. In addition, the LED indicator is now on the front of the case to confirm that your AirPods are charging.
The AirPods 2 are compatible with macOS 10.14.4, iOS 12.2 and watchOS 5.2 which are still in beta but which will be available in final version after the keynote of March 25. The possibility ofadd custom laser engraving is offered free of charge when purchased online, only.
AirPods 2: price and availability
With these novelties that make you dream, the price does not make you dream: 229 euros for AirPods with wireless charging box, (delivery March 26 – March 28).
However, it is possible to purchase the wireless charging case (compatible with AirPods 1 and 2) separately for 89 euros – (delivery March 27 – March 29) – and the AirPods 2 with the Lightning charging box at the price of 179 euros, (delivery March 26 – March 28).
Thanks to Bertolucci Charlemagne for the report