Apple announces the new AirPods with Hey Siri integration and more

Apple has quietly dropped the new AirPods which comes with a bunch of new features and improvements over the first generation of AirPods. The new AirPods carry the same design and have changes underneath.

The new AirPods come with the latest H1 chipset which improves the battery life while preserving the performance. The new AirPods come with 50% more talk time and are 2x faster than the first generation of AirPods. The new AirPods will also feature “Hey Siri” making it easier to change songs, make a call, adjust the volume or get directions simply by saying, “Hey Siri.”

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. 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.

– Phil Schiller, VP, Apple

The new AirPods will $159 if bought with a standard case and will cost $199 if bought with a wireless charging case. Both the variants of AirPods are now available for pre-order in the US. Customers can order the new AirPods from Apple’s website starting today or in offline stores starting next week. For a limited time, Apple is offering free engraving on the case if you place the order from Apple’s website or from the Apple Store app. The custom engraving can be added to the case during the checkout. For the existing customers, Apple is offering the new wireless charging case separately. The case alone will cost $79 and is available for pre-order online starting today and in offline stores starting next week.

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