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Apple AirPods 2: Wireless Experience Just Got Better

In the nutshell, the new AirPods provide enhanced performance, better battery life and seamless wireless charging

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Customers walk past an Apple logo inside of an Apple store at Grand Central Station in New York, Aug. 1, 2018. VOA

By Nishant Arora

If you own an iPhone, an Apple Watch is a must for its plethora of benefits, including health. When it comes to earbuds, the second-generation wireless AirPods would complete the family.

Launched in 2016, Apple’s AirPods have seen a transformation of sorts — becoming an integral part of not only millennials’ lives but iPhones users of all ages.

According to Counterpoint Research, 12.5 million wireless headphones shipped in the fourth quarter of 2018 and Apple held a 60 per cent market share.

Apple AirPods have left others players in this segment far behind, like Jabra Elite Active 65t, Samsung Gear IconX and Bose SoundSport Free.

The original AirPods revolutionised the wireless audio experience with a breakthrough design.

The new AirPods now houses Apple-designed H1 chip — developed specifically for better headphones performance, faster connect times and the convenience of hands-free “Hey Siri.”

The H1 chip has brought an extra hour of talk time.

What’s more, the new AirPods come with a wireless charging case for convenient charging at home and on the go. Just put the AirPods back in the case which generally provides between 4-5 full charges.

The earbuds connect seamlessly and pairing it to the device takes just seconds.

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Representational image. Pixabay

Just command “Hey Siri” to your earPods and change songs, make a call, adjust the volume or get directions.

Switching between devices while listening to music on iPhone, Apple Watch or iPad was more seamless than ever, with two times faster connect times.

The new AirPods come with either the standard charging case or the new wireless charging case.

Each case holds additional charges for more than 24 hours of total listening time — ensuring AirPods are charged and ready to go whenever you are.

The wireless charging case is designed to offer the freedom of wireless charging with Qi-compatible charging solutions.

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An LED light indicator located on the front of the case conveniently showed the charge status with just a glance.

The second-generation AirPods with standard charging case is available for Rs 14,900 and with wireless charging case can be purchased for Rs 18,900.

If you have first-generation AirPod, you can order the standalone wireless charging case for Rs 7,500.

In the nutshell, the new AirPods provide enhanced performance, better battery life and seamless wireless charging.

It is time to complete the iPhone family. (IANS)

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Apple to Capture Dominant Share in 5G Smartphone Market

Apple is mobilising suppliers to produce its first 5G iPhones next year

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Apple plans to launch three 5G phones and ship at least 80 million of the new devices, Pixabay

Entry of Apple into the 5G race in the third quarter of 2020 will catapult the iPhone maker to top position, ahead of Samsung and Huawei, a new report has predicted.

According to market research firm Strategy Analytics, Apple will capture a dominant share in the emerging smartphone technology segment next year.

“It may seem counter-intuitive that Apple, which currently has no 5G phones in its portfolio will be able to pass current 5G market leaders Samsung and Huawei,” Ken Hyers, Director at Strategy Analytics, said in a statement.

“But with three new 5G models coming next year, Apple merely needs to match its current upgrade rates for newly introduced iPhone models to take the lead next year,” he added.

Samsung currently is the undisputed market leader in 5G smartphones.

“But with the two largest 5G markets in 2020, China and the US, dominated by Huawei and Apple respectively, these two vendors are set to lead in 5G next year,” commented Ville-Petteri Ukonaho, Associate Director at Strategy Analytics.

Apple is mobilising suppliers to produce its first 5G iPhones next year, reports the Nikkei Asian Review.

Apple plans to launch three 5G phones and ship at least 80 million of the new devices, said the report, citing sources.

While leading smartphone players like Samsung and Huawei have launched their 5G phones, Apple’s iPhone 11 series supports 4G.

The new iPhones will carry the most advanced 5G modem chip, known as X55 that is designed by Qualcomm, according to the Nikkei report. The iPhones will be powered by Apple’s latest-generation processor, known as A14.

However, in the longer term Samsung will regain the 5G crown.

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Entry of Apple into the 5G race in the third quarter of 2020 will catapult the iPhone maker to top position, ahead of Samsung and Huawei, a new report has predicted. Pixabay

“As more markets cut over to 5G, Samsung will capture the majority of that share by virtue of its dominance of the overall smartphone market and a broader portfolio of 5G devices across more price-bands,” said Hyers.

Huawei’s potential in 5G smartphone sales is currently limited by the US technology trade ban.

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“Huawei is dominant in China and will likely remain so. But until the ban is lifted, prospects for Huawei in 5G smartphone sales elsewhere are limited,” said Ville-Petteri Ukonaho from Strategy Analytics. (IANS)