At the heart of the new AirPods is the H1 chip, which Apple claims has been specifically designed for headphones to deliver "performance efficiencies, faster connect times, more talk time and the convenience of hands-free 'Hey Siri.'"
Yes, you read that right. Siri finally comes to the AirPods.
According to Apple, the H1 chip gives the new AirPods up to 50 percent more talk time compared to first generation AirPods. Switching between devices while listening to music is also reported to be two times faster thanks to improved connection times.
Charging is also easier thanks to a new QI-compatible wireless charging case. Already own AirPods and don't want to upgrade to get wireless charging? No problem, Apple will sell you the wireless charging case separate.