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Apple's new AirPods work with Siri and Wireless Charging Case – CNET

Apple revealed its updated AirPods on Wednesday.


Apple announced its second generation AirPods early Wednesday, revealing that they'd be compatible with Siri and its Wireless Charging Case.

The new AirPods work with Apple's Wireless Charging Case.


You can order them with or without the charging case on its online store now, and they'll hit Apple Stores early next week. With a standard charging case, they'll set you back $159. Getting them with a Wireless Charging Case will cost $199, while getting the Wireless Charging Case on its own costs $79.

If you're looking to add a little personal flourish, you can can add an engraving for free when you check out.

"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.

The new AirPods offer five hours of listening time and three hours of talk time (50 percent more than the previous version) on a single charge, and the Wireless Charging Case holds multiple charges, according to Apple. If you put them in the case for 15 minutes, you can get three hours of listening or two hours of talk.

Apple's new AirPods work with Siri and Wireless Charging Case     - CNET

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Switching between devices while listening to music on iPhone®, Apple Watch® or iPad® is more seamless than ever with two times faster connect times. For the first time, AirPods now feature the convenience of "Hey Siri" making it easier to change songs, make a call, adjust the volume or get directions simply by saying, "Hey Siri."

First published at 5:31 a.m.
Updated at 6 a.m.: Adds more detail.

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