The new Apple Airpods: pre-order now
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The new Apple Airpods: pre-order now

Thomas Wüthrich
Zurich, on 21.03.2019
Translation: Eva Francis
There have been rumours about the second generation of the most successful true-wireless headphones for a while. And now they’ve arrived: the 2nd generation Apple AirPods. While the sales launch date is 26 March 2019, they’re available for pre-order starting today!

Airpods 2nd Gen (2019)

Apple has launched three new products: 2nd generation Airpods with regular charging case, 2nd generation Airpods with wireless charging case and the wireless charging case as accessory for all those who own first generation Airpods.

2nd generation AirPods with wireless charging box (2019)
Apple 2nd generation AirPods with wireless charging box (2019)

Faster, better, longer – with the new H1 chip

The largest difference to the first generation Airpods is probably the new H1 chip. The first generation features a chip called W1. The new chip is said to ensure faster connection when switching between devices and answered calls. On top of this, as the manufacturer claims, the new chip offers up to 30% less latency – a delight when gaming and watching videos. Other important innovations of the 2nd generation are improved battery life, wireless charging and hands-free Siri voice assistant access. More in the specs below.

The key innovations and specs

• Wireless charging case and Qi compatibility • The wireless case can also be charged with a «regular» lightning cable • 5 hours music playtime or 3 hours of talk time (Airpods) • 24 hours battery life (case) • Hand-free activation of Siri – just say «Hey Siri»

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Thomas Wüthrich
Thomas Wüthrich
Portfolio Development Manager, Zurich
Round, egg-shaped or a shuttle, I love chasing after anything if it’s part of a competitive sport. Old and new vehicles with powerful engines make my heart beat faster – and so does my own little smart home. I never leave the house without headphones and luckily, I have quite a few to choose from.

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