The Student News Site of Thomas A. Edison Career and Technical Education High School

The Edison Light

The Student News Site of Thomas A. Edison Career and Technical Education High School

The Edison Light

The Student News Site of Thomas A. Edison Career and Technical Education High School

The Edison Light

AirPods! Old and Improved

Apple has launched two more devices to add to our ever growing collection, a second generation of Airpods and the wireless charging case.

The wireless charging case does exactly what the name says, it has the ability to charge the AirPod cases wirelessly. The case costs $79.00 plus tax. The new AirPods has the ability to respond to “Hey Siri.” This new AirPod is not another type of Airpods, but an updated version of the original Airpods. The original AirPods and the updated version has no difference in the design, but before the launch there were rumors about the updated version containing color choices.

The “Hey Siri” feature was achieved by Apple’s H1 chips. Whereas the original AirPods came with W1 chip, which is now an older model. The H1 chip made “Hey Siri” feasible. The benefits on the H1 chips is faster and improved the wireless connection. AirPods now can connect to different devices much faster.  

People kept losing their AirPods so Apple created a wire to hold together. It is almost the same as the earphones. Credit: Safeeya Samad
People kept losing their AirPods so Apple created a wire to hold together. It is almost the same as the earphones.
Credit: Safeeya Samad

Bushra Khandakar, a senior in Thomas A. Edison CTE High School, said, “I like their operating system. I think it’s a great user experience and it’s a very big reason I use Apple products. I also admire Apple’s commitment to privacy and feel like my information is much safer when I use an apple product rather than competing products.”

AirPods with H1 chips allows more talk time, Siri connection with voice activated. Even with these updates the battery life is not affected of the AirPods.

The customers have a choice of buying the AirPods with the wireless charging case or without the wireless charging case. The AirPods with wireless charging case is $199.00 plus tax and AirPods with the original case is still $159.00.

More to Discover