Apple AirPods 2 – Full Information, Tech Specs

Apple AirPods 2, the 2nd generation AirPods, were announced on March 20, 2019. The first ever update on the previously originally introduced in 2016 AirPods includes the hands-free “Hey Siri” feature without the previous requirement of a tap on the AirPods for the activation, a H1 chip configured with Bluetooth 5.0 support in replacement of the predecessor’s W1 chip, and more connectivity improvements.

Apple AirPods 2

New AirPods Are Powered by the New H1 Chip and Feature 50 Percent More Talk Time, Hands-Free “Hey Siri” and the Option of a Wireless Charging Case.
New AirPods Are Powered by the New H1 Chip and Feature 50 Percent More Talk Time, Hands-Free “Hey Siri” and the Option of a Wireless Charging Case.

The newly introduced to the AirPods 2 H1 chip allows for a swift switch between the configurable devices, those including iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Apple Watch, Apple TV and Mac.

Despite the lack of design changes to the 2nd generation of the AirPods, the newer edition of the device lacks the cord, making them entirely wire-free. The 2019 AirPods are offered with a Wireless Charging Case, enabling Qi-based wireless charging.

The three purchasing options for the AirPods 2 include AirPods with Wireless Charging Case at $199, AirPods with Standard Charging Case at $159, and the standalone Wireless Charging Case at $79.

Specifications

Apple AirPods 2 Specifications

AboutManufacturerApple
Official NameApple AirPods 2
TypeWireless Headphones
Form-factorEarbuds
LaunchIntroducedMarch 20, 2019
ReleasedMarch 26, 2019
BodyDimensionsAirPods (each): 0.65 x 0.71 x 1.59 inches (16.5 x 18.0 x 40.5 mm)
Charging Case: 1.74 x 0.84 x 2.11 inches (44.3 x 21.3 x 53.5 mm)
WeightAirPods (each): 0.14 ounce (4 g)
Charging Case: 1.34 ounces (38 g)
ResistanceNo waterproof
Features– Automatically on, automatically connected
– Quick access to Siri by saying “Hey Siri” or setting up double-tap
– Double-tap to play or skip forward
– Charges quickly in the case
– Case can be charged with a Lightning connector
– Seamless switching between devices
SystemiOS12.2 or later
watchOS5.2 or later
macOS10.14.4 or later
Apple TVSupported
SoundTypeRich, high-quality audio and voice
FeaturesActive noise cancellation with dedicated mic
CommsAirPodsBluetooth 5.0
CaseLightning connector
FeaturesPower– Non-removable Li-Ion battery
– AirPods with Charging Case: More than 24 hours listening time, up to 18 hours talk time
– AirPods (single charge): Up to 5 hours listening time, up to 3 hours talk time
– 15 minutes in the case equals up to 3 hours listening time or up to 2 hours talk time
SensorsDual beamforming microphones, Dual optical sensors, Motion-detecting accelerometer, Speech-detecting accelerometer
MiscChipApple H1
Price$159 – AirPods 2 with Charging Case
$199 – AirPods 2 with Wireless Charging Case

Special Features

The new AirPods feature the convenience of "Hey Siri" making it easier to change songs, make a call, adjust the volume or get directions.
The new AirPods feature the convenience of “Hey Siri” making it easier to change songs, make a call, adjust the volume or get directions.
  • Regarding the technical advances to the newer edition of the AirPods, such include additional 24 hours of battery life provided by the wireless case and the upgrade of talk time from two to three hours. The second generation of the AirPods continues to offer up to five hours of battery life music playing time.
  • The now included dual optical sensors inforce tap gestures for the enabling of the device ad ear detention, signifying to the AirPods that they have been placed in the ear and when they’ve been taken out, this way dictating whether to play music or pause it.
  • AirPods 2 additionally now offer the upscale quality AAC audio guaranteeing an upgrade in all sound.
  • As briefly mentioned previously, the AirPods 2 also feature the activation of Siri with a “Hey Siri” command replacing the slightly old-fashioned tap on the device.

Miscellanea

  • AirPods are configured to work with all iPhones to have been introduced since 2012.

Links

AirPods 2: Literally Everything New! [Video]

Video published by Marques Brownlee on March 26, 2019

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