3 days ago, Apple rolled out its most anticipated upgrade of the Apple Earbuds, the second-generation Earbuds. And yes, it comes with an optional wireless charging case, as expected.
The new Earbuds comes with a new Apple-designed H1 chip (that replaces the existing W1 chip), improved battery life, hands-free ‘Hey Siri’ feature, and Qi wireless charging case.
Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing Phil Schiller in an official statement states that, “The world’s best wireless headphones just got even better with the new Earbuds.”
Features of The Second Generation Earbuds
The new H1 chip in the second-gen Earbuds comes with Apple’s custom audio architecture and it’s the reason for all the performance gain. It is designed especially for headphones and offers faster connectivity, up to 50% extra talk time (compared to the first-gen Earbuds), and the added benefit of Siri being only an audio command away.
You can seamlessly switch between devices as the connectivity speeds are up to 2x faster and the hands-free ”Hey Siri” feature can help you place calls, control music playback, & lots more. There’s no word on the charging speeds, but each case (wired or wireless) will hold the charge for over 24 hours worth of total listening time.
Price and Availability
The second-gen Earbuds are available to purchase right this moment, but only in the U.S. The new earbuds will now cost $215 which is higher than the $159 retail price tag in the U.S.
Where To Buy Apple Earbuds
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