Apple Introduces New AirPods

Seems like Apple is changing its strategy. They have been releasing new products for the past few days. Today, they introduce the latest AirPods, a very anticipated accessory that is used by many.

There are speculations that the new AirPods will come with Wireless Charging and true enough, it does come with Wireless Charging feature. However, it is optional.

Here is the Tech Specs

  • Bluetooth
  • Wireless
  • Weight
    • AirPods (each): 4 grams (0.14 ounces)
    • Wireless Charging Case: 40 grams (1.41 ounces)
  • Dimensions
    • AirPods (each): 16.5 x 18.0 x 40.5 mm (0.65 x 0.71 x 1.59 inches)
    • Wireless Charging Case: 44.3 x 21.3 x 53.5 mm (1.74 x 0.84 x 2.11 inches)
  • Connections
    • AirPods: Bluetooth
    • Wireless Charging Case: charges via wireless (Qi-compatible) charging mat or Lightning connector
  • Accessibility
    • Live Listen audio7
  • AirPods Sensors (each):
    • Dual beamforming microphones
    • Dual optical sensors
    • Motion-detecting accelerometer
    • Speech-detecting accelerometer
  • Power
    • AirPods with Wireless Charging Case: more than 24 hours of listening time,3 up to 18 hours of talk time8
    • AirPods (single charge): up to 5 hours of listening time,1 up to 3 hours of talk time2
    • 15 minutes in the case equals up to 3 hours of listening time4 or up to 2 hours of talk time5

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Here are the Pricing and Availability

Pricing and Availability

  • AirPods with standard charging case will be available for S$239 and are available to order on apple.com/sg and the Apple Store app soon, and in Apple Stores later this spring.
  • AirPods with Wireless Charging Case will be available for S$299 and are available to order on apple.com/sg and the Apple Store app soon, and in Apple Stores later this spring.
  • Customers can order the standalone Wireless Charging Case for S$119 on apple.com/sg and the Apple Store app soon, and in Apple Stores later this spring.
  • New for AirPods, customers can add a personal engraving to the AirPods with standard charging case and AirPods with Wireless Charging Case for free during checkout on apple.com/sg and the Apple Store app.

Press Release

AirPods, the World’s Most Popular Wireless Headphones, are Getting Even Better

New AirPods Are Powered by the New H1 Chip and Feature 50 Percent More Talk Time, Hands-Free “Hey Siri” and the Option of a Wireless Charging Case

Cupertino, California — March 20, 2019 — Apple® today announced new AirPods®, the second generation of the world’s most popular wireless headphones. AirPods revolutionised the wireless audio experience with a breakthrough design and the new AirPods build on the magical experience customers love. The new Apple-designed H1 chip, developed specifically for headphones, delivers performance efficiencies, faster connect times, more talk time and the convenience of hands-free “Hey Siri.” AirPods come with either a standard charging case or a new Wireless Charging Case for convenient charging at home and on the go. The new AirPods and AirPods with Wireless Charging Case will be available to order on apple.com/sg and the Apple Store app soon, and in Apple Stores later this spring.
“AirPods delivered a magical wireless experience and have become one of the most beloved products we’ve ever made. They connect easily with all of your devices, and provide crystal clear sound and intuitive, innovative control of your music and audio,” said Phil Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. “The world’s best wireless headphones just got even better with the new AirPods. They are powered by the new Apple-designed H1 chip which brings an extra hour of talk time, faster connections, hands-free ‘Hey Siri’ and the convenience of a new wireless battery case.”

The new Apple-designed H1 chip features custom audio architecture to create a revolutionary audio experience and improved synchronisation. H1 allows AirPods to deliver up to 50 percent more talk time compared to first generation AirPods. Switching between devices while listening to music on iPhone®, Apple Watch® or iPad® is more seamless than ever with two times faster connect times. For the first time, AirPods now feature the convenience of “Hey Siri” making it easier to change songs, make a call, adjust the volume or get directions simply by saying, “Hey Siri.” 

The new AirPods come with either the standard charging case or the new Wireless Charging Case. Each case holds additional charges for more than 24 hours of total listening time, ensuring AirPods are charged and ready to go whenever you are. The Wireless Charging Case is designed to offer the freedom of wireless charging with Qi-compatible charging solutions. An LED light indicator located on the front of the case conveniently shows the charge status with just a glance. Existing AirPods customers can purchase the standalone Wireless Charging Case.

Pricing and Availability

  • AirPods with standard charging case will be available for S$239 and are available to order on apple.com/sg and the Apple Store app soon, and in Apple Stores later this spring.
  • AirPods with Wireless Charging Case will be available for S$299 and are available to order on apple.com/sg and the Apple Store app soon, and in Apple Stores later this spring.
  • Customers can order the standalone Wireless Charging Case for S$119 on apple.com/sg and the Apple Store app soon, and in Apple Stores later this spring.
  • New for AirPods, customers can add a personal engraving to the AirPods with standard charging case and AirPods with Wireless Charging Case for free during checkout on apple.com/sg and the Apple Store app.

Apple revolutionised personal technology with the introduction of the Macintosh in 1984. Today, Apple leads the world in innovation with iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch and Apple TV. Apple’s four software platforms — iOS, macOS, watchOS and tvOS — provide seamless experiences across all Apple devices and empower people with breakthrough services including the App Store, Apple Music, Apple Pay and iCloud. Apple’s more than 100,000 employees are dedicated to making the best products on earth, and to leaving the world better than we found it.