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AirPods now available

Discussion in 'Apple Hardware' started by danielanthony, Dec 13, 2016.

  1. aoaaron

    Wise Guy

    Joined: May 19, 2012

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    I hope they release some over-ear headphones which a nice ergonomic design for the gym and home-use. I think apple could do it.
     
  2. uvarvu

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    They're out.

    https://www.theverge.com/2019/3/20/18274040/apple-second-gen-airpods-wireless-charging-case-siri-h1

    Not for me though, the only Apple equipment I currently own is my MBP.
     
  3. Combat squirrel

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Aug 7, 2004

    Posts: 9,803

    Nice improvement and the H1 chip is interesting - but I'm going to wait on reviews - I doubt the audio quality will be majorly improved? What does this forum think?

    Also no black colour option is a shame - I think I'll keep my 1st gen for a while longer now.
     
  4. JunglistE

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    Location: Bristol

    Was hoping new colours would be a thing as I would like to get them in black to match my other iDevices.

    I'm tempted, wireless case would be helpful and the extra battery life is a nice addition. I was hoping for silicone ends but other than that I neither expected nor wanted for much
     
  5. Combat squirrel

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    Yeah, I think the fact they look no different & I dislike white ear phones has put me off this gen - my current airpods work just fine - and mine are wrapped in a black carbon wrap so they don't stand out as much, also never found battery life to be a massive issue on mine for my use.
     
  6. JamesM

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    If I can get these to work as a mic in Bootcamp I'd be happy as punch but it seems as though they are hit and miss.

    I'd get the wireless case so every night I could just plonk them onto my wireless charger and they would be fully charged for me the following day, happy days.
     
  7. pioneer2000

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    £200 (£80 for the case alone) is laughable.

    Especially without the design being updated (non-slippery surface, noise isolation etc).

    What are Apple doing lately...! Surely the Galaxy buds are the obvious buy between the two now.
     
  8. Spit

    Soldato

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    Location: Yorkshire

    Ordered the non wireless versions. I use mine everyday.
     
  9. Broken Hope

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    Ordered the wireless version, will trade in old set at CEX.
     
  10. Clov!s

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    What did the V1 release at? Was it £159?
     
  11. Broken Hope

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    Yeah £159 and the version with the standard case is the same price.
     
  12. UberTiger

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    Still available at that price without wireless charging.
     
  13. Feek

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    Despite my previous comments, I don’t really see any reason to buy the new version.
     
  14. b0rn2sk8

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    Certainly not if you have the old ones and they work! I don’t even see the point of buying the case either for £80...
     
  15. beachBOYken

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    Agree, if you have the V1s, I really don't see any point in upgrading. The wireless charging, last time I checked the V1s could do that until the case charge drained.
     
  16. Broken Hope

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    The wireless charging is for the case, I can see hey Siri being useful for changing playlist, making calls.

    Plus my V1’s are almost 2 years old and the batteries are showing signs of age.
     
  17. Spuj

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    Only bought my V1's in October so not really enough here to warrant a change for me. The wireless charging on the case is a nice feature but personally for me I see it as a 'nice to have rather' than a must at the moment. A better battery life is also a nice upgrade but for the way I use mine I've never had an issue with the battery running out.
     
  18. JunglistE

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    Yeah mine are knocking 2 years this month. Got a new case free from Apple a month or so ago but the actual earphones drain a bit quicker than they used to. They don't join as quick as they used to either. Sometimes I need to pop them back in their case
     
  19. Raymond Lin

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    I added a wireless charging case to my V1, you just put a "sleve" on, it's like £15, instead of £70.

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Wireless-C...173857&sr=8-13&keywords=AirPods+charging+case

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  20. Spuj

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