Apple AirPods 2 To Feature Fast Wireless Charging; Launch Imminent
Ever since Apple launched the AirPods in 2017 with the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, the wireless earphones have been crowned as the gold standard in the segment. The ease of connectivity the device offers within the company’s ecosystem remains unmatched. There had been reports doing the round all over the internet that the second generation of the wireless earphones are all set to launch soon. Fresh leaks have claimed that the new Apple AirPods 2 will feature fast wireless charging and may launch in the month of March.
Apple AirPods 2
The second generation of Apple AirPods is expected to be a major upgrade over its predecessor. The company already showed off the wireless charging case for the device but hadn’t released it because reportedly, it had overheating problems. It seems like Apple not only has figured out the solution, it has one-upped the competition by featuring fast wireless charging. According to the leaks, the AirPods 2, along with the case will take 15 minutes to charge from 0 to 100 percent. This will be due to the Qi-enabled wireless charging feature on the device.
Unfortunately, the leaks also alleged that the AirPods 2 will have a case that will be bigger in one direction and heavier than the last generation. This will be due to the fast wireless charging feature of the device, as it required different hardware. The wireless earphones may feature a similar charging mechanism like the Apple Pencil 2, which was announced alongside the iPad Pro last year. Other leaks also claimed that the AirPods 2 will be available in a new Black colour, and will have a new matte finish on the earphones.
Apple is expected to unveil the AirPods 2 at a press event on March 25. The device will be available for sale starting March 29 at an expected price of US $199 (around Rs 14,000).