New AirPods Launch With H1 Chip, Hey Siri, Up to 50% More Talk Time, and Optional Wireless Charging Case

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  1. Dharma-P macrumors newbie

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    I still don't understand why people pay so much for what is exactly the same sound-wise as the standard included earphones. I got the BeatsX and they are cheaper and have way better sound, combined with the W1 Chip!
     
  2. BJMRamage macrumors 68020

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    an Apple [product] a day with updates leading up to the March Media Madness Events.
     
  3. street.cory macrumors 6502

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    You’re welcome everyone. My wife bought me a pair for my birthday last month. I’m two days past the return window.
     
  4. GuruZac macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah don’t care about any other features. So will probably do the same.
     
  5. mnsportsgeek macrumors 68000

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    Sweet. I bought a pair just in case they get impossible to find. Not sure yet if I’ll keep them.
     
  6. AutomaticApple macrumors 65816

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    Was expecting a new iPod Touch to come with AirPods 2, but whatever.
     
  7. recoil80 macrumors 68020

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    I don't remember a week full of announcement like this but I think they made the right decision. Imagine having AirPods, iPads and Macs announced next Monday, most of the people would have paid attention to the products more than to their new service. This way they can get press coverage for the entire week and Monday the news will only be about their event.
     
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    B4U macrumors 68000

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    Same price point with better specs?
    What can we complain about...?
    Oh, no color options and the wireless charging case is still extra?!
    Ah, and no ANC!
     
  9. BJMRamage macrumors 68020

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    everything so far seems more incremental updates, not a new Generation, so to speak.
     
  10. cibonak macrumors 6502

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    Good news
     
  11. cyberlocke macrumors regular

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    Hey, we've still got Thursday and Friday to go!
     
  12. johnyslats macrumors 6502a

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    AirPods 1.5
     
  13. aristobrat macrumors G5

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    Maybe they need the revenue bump from these in this quarter...
     
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  15. benshive macrumors regular

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    Is there expected to be any improvement to sound quality?
     
  16. Jay42 macrumors 65816

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    As much as I love AirPods, $200 is a lot to fork over for a set of earbuds with no sound isolation and internal batteries that go flat after a year or two. Creeping up on TOTL over-the-ear ANC Bluetooth headphones and high-end IEMs.
     
  17. Aston441 macrumors 65816

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    Supposedly something big is going to be announced at the event.
     
  18. macnerd77 macrumors 6502

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    Just combed through the apple website and AirPower is no longer listed. I am unable to find it anywhere. I think it is now vaper.
     
  19. noobinator macrumors 603

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  20. GuruZac macrumors 6502a

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    Nope. I’m guessing Air Power is the main product this week. Would be cool to see new iMac, 12” MacBook lower priced, and iPhone SE 2. Dreaming I know.
     
  21. The Game 161 macrumors P6

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  22. ruka.snow macrumors regular

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    Looks like we can skip the keynote. The only thing left is that Mac Pro and I expect that’ll come in WWDC
     
  23. ThatiPhoneKid macrumors 6502a

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    Great new AirPods but where is the iPod touch, maybe tomorrow I hope
     
  24. apolloa macrumors G4

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    Cool update, but I see no reason to be jelly or update my first gen Airpods. Not that I would for my usage.
     
  25. KPOM macrumors G5

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    This drawn out soft launching of new products is very interesting. They really want Monday to be about the news and streaming services. In previous years they could have spent over an hour talking about the hardware. That said, these are mostly spec bumps. I wonder if we will see an Amber Lake MacBook after all. I wasn’t expecting it after the Air launched with a gimped Amber Lake Y chip that the i7 version would outperform, but now would not be surprised to see it.
     

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