Apple Launches AirPods 2 and Wireless Charging Case in Canada

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And yes, the wireless charging case is Qi-compatible.

So what's the difference between the old and new generations?

The new Apple AirPods run on a new chip called the H1 compared to the W1 chip found in the original AirPods. It seems that will have to wait until the major redesign of the AirPods to get a bigger battery or just more efficient speakers.

Have you been holding out on buying AirPods because of the rumors going around for months that Apple was planning a refresh?

According to CNET, the upgrade is part of the lead up to an upcoming Apple event at its Cupertino, California, campus March 25. Woop! We'll have a review up ASAP but basically they're AirPods, but a little bit better. The company claims the new chip will provide up to 50 percent more talk time than previous models, faster connect times when switching between iPhone, iPad, and other Apple host devices, and general performance improvements. Will you pick up the new AirPods or not?

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The new AirPods uses Apple's new H1 chip which is created to offer seamless connectivity and longer talk time while providing the same hands-free convenience of "Hey Siri".

The wireless charging case option will be available for $199 (or £199) and are available to order on Apple's retail site and the Apple Store app starting today. There's no word on the long-awaited AirPower mat. The new Wireless Charging Case is priced at $79. Now it's time to get to the more significant stuff! The DamonLight Anti-Slip Silicone Soft Covers for Apple AirPods on Amazon cost just $11 for two pairs, and they're so thin that they fit inside the case while the covers are on them.

With the addition of the "Hey Siri" command, the Apple's true wireless earbuds pose an even greater threat to Google Assistant headphones. Also on board: "Siri summoned just by saying 'Hey Siri!' and longer battery life with '50% more talk time".

I'll never use my AirPods again without silicone covers.