AirPods 2 With Grip Coating and AirPower Said to Launch This Spring

Discussion in ' News Discussion' started by MacRumors, Feb 11, 2019 at 2:06 AM.

  1. MacQork macrumors regular


    Feb 21, 2017
    It's always fun to see people judging EarPods/AirPods for quality and say they've "heard so much better". It's so obvious everyone's just jumping on the bandwagon.
  2. myrtlebee macrumors 68020


    Jul 9, 2011
    Until there’s a way to adjust volume from the AirPods themselves (not Siri - I am talking about tapping or sliding your finger on the AirPods) I am not interested.
  3. dwsolberg macrumors 6502a

    Dec 17, 2003
    It’s the pleasure of no cords at all. Nothing to get caught on, nothing rubbing my neck, nothing tugging at my ears. It’s also so easy to start listening. Just put them in, and they’re already on and paired and ready to go.

    It’s amazing how pleasurable it is not to have to deal with anything. It’s really to only thing Apple’s released in a long time that just makes me happy every time I use it. Everything just works.
  4. DavidMalcolm macrumors newbie


    Nov 3, 2015
    Apple needs to stop raising their prices on accessories! A 40 dollar increase in USD might not seem like much, but that's more than 60 more CND! They seriously should be looking at lowering their margins in some countries that have weaker dollars compared to the USD.
  5. cliffster82 macrumors 6502

    Sep 27, 2013
    They should be $99, then maybe I'll bite.
  6. AppleHaterLover macrumors 65816

    Jun 15, 2018
    If you're paying $170 for a pile of **** knowingly, does it change the fact that it still stinks?
  7. roblognick macrumors member

    Nov 19, 2014
    Oh my God the wait on these things is killing me. I've wanted AirPods ever since the next version was announced so I held out, I bought another wireless charging solution for watch, phone and a spare spot for AirPods should they be released. With Apple Watch Series 4 I finally went with a cellular version thinking AirPods would be the perfect companion. Spring 2019 though. That could be anywhere in March, April, May or June!

    I hope black versions are real though.
  8. newyorksole macrumors 68040

    Apr 2, 2008
    New York.
    Uhhh not necessarily lmao.

    They sell the old and new Apple TV. Old and new iPhones.

    I mean all the Beats products are always up to date, but we’ll see.
    --- Post Merged, Feb 11, 2019 at 7:17 AM ---
    Why sell them for $99 when people are absolutely eating them up at $159? You don’t want to spend $60 extra dollars on them? Lol.

    Also, these AirPods memes are driving sales even higher.
  9. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    If you read further, I explained to another member why your comparison isn’t relevant from an iPhone to the AirPods. Two different products that are not mutually exclusive. Either way, I don’t forsee Apple offering the first Gen AirPods next to the second Gen, especially if they don’t lower the price.
  10. newyorksole macrumors 68040

    Apr 2, 2008
    New York.
    I know. I just threw that in for color. Hence why I mentioned Beats and the Apple TV for the main focus.

    I can personally see them selling both.
  11. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    If Apple does raise the price for the second Gen AirPods, it’s possible they could retain the first Gen AirPods to off-set an option to the consumer for a ‘Cheaper’ model, if they don’t raise the raise the price for the second Gen AirPods And They start at $160.00, there is _zero_ logic to keep the first Gen AirPods in their line up. It depends on whatever these Gen 2 Airpods offer in tech/features.
  12. scrapesleon macrumors 6502a


    Mar 30, 2017
  13. Bornee35 macrumors 6502


    May 6, 2013
    Guess they should stop improving and adding features too. You’re getting health monitoring and wireless charging and balking at a price increase.
  14. bbednarz macrumors 6502a


    Nov 16, 2017
    But... uh... its not a pile of ****? It doesn't stink? I paid for the convenience of use as previously stated. I also stated I have never had an issue with the sound quality.
  15. nburwell macrumors 601


    May 6, 2008
    Oh cool. Speculation that Apple will raise the price of the AirPods. SHOCKING.
  16. darkslide29 macrumors 65816

    Oct 5, 2011
    San Francisco, California
    You will undoubtedly be able to buy better sounding headphones for $200. For myself, I have multiple wired and bluetooth headphones around that $200-250 price that easily sound better than my AirPods. But, AirPods are by far the headphones that I use most often, on a daily basis. Being able to slip them out of my pocket, and into my ears without flipping any switches or turning anything on, and put them away just as easily (thanks to that W1 chip), is just too convenient. While they don't sound as good as my others, they are more than good enough for the size and convenience. Personally, I may not upgrade to this gen since I've only owned mines for a few months.

    The only thing on my wish list is being able to adjust the volume on the earbud itself with some sort of tap or gesture, without needing to use Siri. That would make me upgrade.
  17. ghostface147 macrumors 68030


    May 28, 2008
    Yeah I just checked all Houston stores and they state 2/22 as being available. Weird.
  18. MoreRumors? macrumors 6502


    Feb 28, 2018
    No doubt this is ideal for iPhone users for all-around general use. One thing I learned about having AirPods, don't lose the earpiece. My teen kid lost one inside the house and I used the Find My Iphone to try to locate it to no avail (did not hear beeping go off maybe battery too low to emit) and look all around 3X. What to do? Buy a replacement ear piece or buy whole new AirPod? So I bought a replacement ear piece and it cost a lot. For me, at that price for AirPod, I will choose another brand (over the head) or go wired to listen to music.
  19. Don1985 macrumors newbie

    Mar 3, 2017
    AirPods really are great. They never fall out my ears, I’ve used them for hours every day for two years and they’re only now losing battery life. I use them for calls in work and the gym so likely 25 hours per week.

    I’d likely buy gen 2 and for the price per hour of use would be worth it.

    Possibly my favourite ever apple product, I rave about them to anyone that asks, which is quite a lot of people!
  20. coolerkid macrumors member

    Feb 26, 2015
    Hopefully they will have a significant sound quality improvement and better isolation. The current ones sound absolutely awful. Anyone praising their sound quality has never listened to a good quality headphone before. Improving the bass at the least would help, as they have none.

    You also can't listen to them in loud environments without the ambient noise drowning the sound out, which makes them impractical for flying too. They could improve that by adding noise cancelation.
  21. Unity451 macrumors regular


    Aug 29, 2011
    Earwax will show up nicely on that matte black.o_O
  22. sunapple macrumors 68000


    Jul 16, 2013
    The Netherlands
    Lol, 99% of the customers have never heard quality headphones before, including myself even though I don't shy away from spending money on speakers. I just... have never wanted them? I actually would like to own a pair now.

    Anyway, AirPods sound a lot better than EarPods or typical earbuds IMO, I was pleasantly surprised. Most customers won't have a clue what higher quality would sound like. This is also the reason why, judging from your comment, AirPods 2 won't satisfy your needs.

    And yeah, open-back designs don't isolate well... I got Shure SE215 BT1s for that.
  23. J.Gallardo macrumors regular


    Apr 4, 2017
    Why MOST IMPORTANT info is absent?:
    Will they support Bluetooth 5 ... as last iPhones do? (More data, longer range, reduced consumption).
    I don't understand poor attention on this "detail", when the product is a Bluetooth connected device. Well... perhaps a matte finish is what AirPods users need mostly, I suppose o_O
  24. Smith288 macrumors 65816


    Feb 26, 2008
    Grippy sounds like another term for "gets dirty really easily"
  25. redneckitengineer macrumors 6502


    Oct 27, 2017
    These couldn't come any quicker, my day 1 AirPods are barely holding battery anymore and are really finicky at charging. I've been holding out.

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