Six Colors
Six Colors

by Jason Snell & Dan Moren

This Week's Sponsor

End users aren't your enemy! Kolide gets users to fix their own device compliance problems–and unsecure devices can't log in. Click here to learn how.

Apple revamps AirPods

Hey, look, new AirPods! Apple’s update to its wireless headphones includes 50 percent more talk-time, the “Hey Siri” feature and wireless charging option that we’ve been expecting, and a twist: the W1 chip in the original has been replaced by a new Apple-designed H1 chip.1

That H1 chip apparently features better audio and synchronization, allowing for faster switching between multiple devices, as well as more energy-efficiency for talk time.

By default, the AirPods cost $159, the same price as the original, or $199 if you opt for the new wireless charging case, that’s totally compatible with a hypothetical wireless charging pad.

Personally, I’m still holding out hope Apple will make wireless over-the-ear headphones with its own custom chips in them.2 A man can dream, right?

  1. If you had W2 chip in the betting pool, I’m so sorry. 
  2. Please don’t say Beats. 
—Linked by Dan Moren

Search Six Colors