Previous trademark filings suggested that the second generation AirPods would be a health and fitness device, in addition to being a pair of true wireless earbuds.
It means that the assistant can now be reached without any buttons having to be pressed - users just utter the familiar command, "Hey Siri".
Besides appreciating the launch of the new device, the Twitterverse took the white canvas as a platform for meme's and shot several digs at the CEO. Thanks to the new Apple-designed H1 chip, the new AirPods will make it easier for users to make phone calls, change songs, get directions, or adjust the volume via "Hey Siri".
In terms of design, the AirPods 2 is identical to the first generation model, except for a LED indicator on the front of the wireless charging case.
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Apple says the AirPods have enough incremental upgrades under the hood to 'build on the magical experience customers love'.
But they are far from universally ideal, and the completely wireless nature means there's nothing to stop the AirPods from falling to the floor, and potentially lost. A complete innovation is the expected wireless charging case.
There is also a silicone slip case for your charging case, protecting it from scratches, a carabiner clip, and larger carry case to house your AirPods, charger, and all included accessories.
Perhaps the biggest change in the new AirPods, Siri now works a little bit differently this time. All new features make it a solid update for Apple's AirPods.
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Speaking of charging, any hunger for iPhone-style wireless charging will also be sated.
Apple debuted the product today with another surprise launch, announcing the second-generation AirPods ahead of its upcoming event. Some stores are even offering it for slightly less.Apple will most likely discontinue the first generation AirPods soon leaving you with the only choice of buying the new one. This followed another patent filed in March, which further fuelled the rumors.
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The patent outlined a valve system that would allow sound to escape your ear canal to avoid that weird reverberating effect that occurs when you speak with earbuds in your ears.
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AirPods 2 uses Apple's new H1 chip, whereas the original has a W1 chip.