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At today's iPhone-centric event, Apple briefly introduced a new second-generation AirPods case that features support for wireless charging.

The AirPods Case is physically identical to the current-generation AirPods Case, with the exception of a charging indicator light located on the outside of the case instead of the inside.

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Apple's new AirPods Case will work with the company's upcoming "AirPower" wireless charging mat, which will be able to charge the AirPods, the Apple Watch Series 3, and the iPhone X or iPhone 8 simultaneously.

Apple does not yet appear to be offering the new AirPods Case either on a standalone basis or in a set with AirPods. It may be coming at a later date, as the AirPower charging accessory is not expected to ship until 2018.

Article Link: Apple Introduces New Second-Generation AirPods Case With Wireless Charging Support
 
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RamGuy

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This really brings the question... Will the Beats Studio3 Wireless support AirPower? That would be awesome as they lack lightning..
 
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Bamff

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If wireless charging is the only update to the AirPods, imo I'll pass. I've got a set and was curious to see the new iteration of them would have to offer.
 
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Bryan Bowler

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Hmmm, I want to order why first set of AirPods, but will have to wait until they come with the new wireless charging case. (gotta have it!)
 
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jclardy

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I think i'll wait till rev 3. I only charge airpods like once a week, so the charging pad doesn't really seem that useful to me. Also with Apple Watch you don't get nightstand mode...
 
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SlyMac

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Bummer, really wanted to see at least some different colors to the airpors at a more reasonable price than third party soloutions.
 
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u2194739

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Airpower... wonder how fast it will charge the devices.... will it be slower than charging with the cable I wonder....
 
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Spoke with Apple Support and the AirPods themselves remain unchanged, it is just a new case that will be available stand alone. They do not have any expected availability date yet (which probably means along with AirPower mat in 2018)
 
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nutmac

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Now how much would just a new case cost?
Apple charges $69 for lost AirPods charging case. I am guessing it will cost the same. Hopefully, Apple will offer a bundle pricing if purchased with AirPower.
 
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mondaiguy

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Missed opportunity to change the "molds" in the case to where you could just easily put the AirPods into the case after taking them out of your ears without having to rotate them. And taking them out, you have to rotate them before putting them in your ear. Just don't understand that design?
 
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RamGuy

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Maybe I fell a sleep or something. But did they really mention Apple W2? Is that a thing at this point? I didn't catch that at all.
 
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Bryan Bowler

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Dang, I wish the AirPods came with the new case now. I want a pair, but i will not order until they come with the new case.
 
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atikalz

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Why no black Earpods? Not everyone likes to wear these white silver accessories.
 
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sinsin07

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Missed opportunity to change the "molds" in the case to where you could just easily put the AirPods into the case after taking them out of your ears without having to rotate them. And taking them out, you have to rotate them before putting them in your ear. Just don't understand that design?
I just put them on, put them away. Never been concerned with or worried about rotation.
Seems OCD.
 
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leviathan777

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If you don't feel like waiting I wonder if you could go to the genius bar and get a replacement case? Used to work there and we usually had "parts" for replacement for things that weren't available on the shelves. I'm sure there would be a cost associated for your case.

I wonder if we can order just the case, had a little puppy get ahold mine and willing to wait for an upgrade in replacement
[doublepost=1505247335][/doublepost]I really hope that the price tag for a new case is sub 50 dollars. and then... what do you do with the old one?
 
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