Instead of completely redesigning the AirPods, Apple has decided to keep the same look more or less, but instead focused on a new H1 chip to replace the W1. This new H1 chip, developed specifically for headphones, offers faster connect times, more talk time and voice-activated, hands-free “Hey Siri.” They come with a standard charging case ($159) or a new Wireless Charging Case ($199) – you can also add a personal engraving to the AirPods if ordered online. Read more for a video explaining everything you need to know and additional information.
“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,” said Phil Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing.