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Apple’s AirPods Just Got Better with Siri, Longer Talk Time and Wireless Charging Case

Latest AirPods powered by the H1 Chip double the talk-time and come with an optional wireless charging case.

Remember the first generation AirPods introduced September 7, 2016? It was meant to go with the release of the iPhone 7 and Apple Watch Series but was delayed for a few months until December. Since 2016, not much had changed but the AirPods’s Second Generation may provide the improvements, you’ve been waiting for your listening experience.

The new AirPods offers 50% more talk time without needing to recharge, a handsfree Siri Experience and an optional portable recharge case for your buds. How cool is that? And you can order both today. Finally, with “Hey Siri” you will be able to change songs, switch to make a call, adjust the volume or get directions simply by saying, “Hey Siri.” and will sync with your other Apple devices, including the iWatch.

“The world’s best wireless headphones just got even better with the new AirPods. The AirPods 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,” said Phil Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing in a press statement.

All the charging case models hold additional charges for more than 24 hours of total listening time while the Wireless Charging Case offers the freedom of wireless charging with Qi-compatible charging solutions.

Both items, the AirPods and the  AirPods with Wireless Charging Case are ready to be ordered on and the Apple Store app starting today. You will be able to purchase them at your local Apple Stores at the start of next week.

“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.”
Pricing and Availability

  • AirPods with standard charging case will be available for $159 (US) and are available to order on and the Apple Store app starting today, and in Apple Stores starting next week.
  • AirPods with Wireless Charging Case will be available for $199 (US) and are available to order on and the Apple Store app starting today, and in Apple Stores starting next week.
  • Customers can order the standalone Wireless Charging Case for $79 (US) on and the Apple Store app starting today, and in Apple Stores starting next week.
  • 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 and the Apple Store app.

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By Anne Howard - Editor

Anne Howard is the editor-in-chief of The Scope Weekly.

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