What's the main reason you would buy the AirPods 2 generation for? (results)

What's the main reason you would buy the AirPods 2 generation for? (results)
We've been waiting for two and a half years, but Apple finally decided that the true wireless earbuds competition is starting to catch up, and released the second generation of its venerable AirPods.

While you won't be able to have them delivered before Monday rolls in, as they are available for pre-order right now, but will ship for a March 25 delivery, we already know the new features they bring to the table. After 544 excruciating days of wait, we can finally say that we know when the AirPods Wireless Charging Case will launch, for instance. 

It was announced back in September 12, 2017, together with Apple's unicorn of an AirPower Qi charger and will now be offered in a package deal with the 2nd-gen AirPods for $199. Well, that exact package has now slipped to an April delivery, but hopefully, the supply will be normalized soon.

That's not the only thing Apple had in mind, though. The new H1 chip provides faster, more reliable Bluetooth connection, although Apple doesn't specify whether it meets or exceeds the 5.0 standard. The H1 is less power-hungry, too, and adds an extra hour to your talk times with the wireless buds, compared to the OG AirPods

When we add the introduction of always-on voice control with the "Hey, Siri" command, the AirPods update is sure to spark some interest, even in those who are currently rocking its predecessor. This is why we wanted to ask you what would be the main reason you would buy the AirPods 2nd gen. for, give us your thoughts in the comments.

What's the main reason you would buy the AirPods 2nd generation for?

Wireless charging
19.37%
Better battery life
52.84%
Faster connectivity
14.87%
"Hey, Siri" (always-on voice control)
12.92%

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26 Comments

1. j_grouchy

Posts: 184; Member since: Nov 08, 2016

Are they selling Gen 1 Airpods for less now?

3. Vyshak75

Posts: 81; Member since: Mar 03, 2016

Its discontinued apparently

14. j_grouchy

Posts: 184; Member since: Nov 08, 2016

Boooo! Maybe some 3rd party resellers'll have 'em discounted.

2. ahmadkun

Posts: 652; Member since: May 02, 2016

Congrats to all those rich boys out there .. now you can go level 2 and flex on people with level 1 Airpods also .. and now you can smell broke people from 20 meters .. instead of only 10 meters .

6. pimpin83z

Posts: 595; Member since: Feb 08, 2019

Sound a little salty about these possibly not being in your budget.

7. ahmadkun

Posts: 652; Member since: May 02, 2016

Is this how to reply to someone congratulating you for being able to level up? Or you doing this because I don't have a $200 earbuds?

9. JRPG_Guy

Posts: 149; Member since: Jan 13, 2019

Don't know how anyone can tell the difference from just looking

4. Vyshak75

Posts: 81; Member since: Mar 03, 2016

The battery life is only improved in talktime. That too one hour. The rest remains the same. Doesnt look like a good upgrade. But will see after the reviews.

5. iloveapps

Posts: 909; Member since: Mar 21, 2019

Siri is the main reason for me. I built many Siri shortcuts for my playlist.

10. pimpin83z

Posts: 595; Member since: Feb 08, 2019

Hope you get them. I use the $#¡ţ out of Google Assistant. I don't care if I'm in public, I'm saying 'Okay Google'.

8. w1000i

Posts: 251; Member since: Jul 22, 2015

Better sound quality and LDAC support with Noise cancelling and very very long life of charge fast from my phone.

11. bucknassty

Posts: 1369; Member since: Mar 24, 2017

side question... have they done away with notifications if someone replied to you on here?

13. Be_Mine

Posts: 300; Member since: Dec 29, 2013

I guess so. All of my previous notifications are gone too.

15. bucknassty

Posts: 1369; Member since: Mar 24, 2017

kind of sucks... but maybe this will cut down on the bickering

12. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I'm not buying them. They're not worth $200, keeping the ones I have now.

16. M4HESH

Posts: 7; Member since: Jan 04, 2019

Please add "To show off" in the poll.

17. surethom

Posts: 1729; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

Number 1 reason Apple has stopped my buying these. No non slip coating.

18. darkvadervip

Posts: 366; Member since: Dec 08, 2010

Am I the only one having connectivity issues at times especially when you haven’t connected them in a few hours? I hope the new ones connect better!

21. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Nope you're not, mine do that too. Also in the gym, while listening to music, when the timer on my Apple Watch hits zero and vibrates, it sometimes disconnects the AirPods.

19. Brewski

Posts: 722; Member since: Jun 05, 2012

But, but.. it doesn't have better battery life. The AirPods are the exact same form factor, hence same battery. Even the music run time is the exact same. All they did was optimize phone calls to use slightly less battery. The thing most people use them for, music, is exactly the same...

23. someguy2261

Posts: 259; Member since: Feb 12, 2016

Just saying loser use these, they look like ass , so anybody I see wearing these I'm think they would give me a blow job.

24. Jrod99

Posts: 777; Member since: Jan 15, 2016

My 1st gens work just fine. No thanks.

25. PRoChandra

Posts: 9; Member since: May 08, 2014

The option I am looking for is not there at all! Oh God!

26. Poptart2828

Posts: 458; Member since: Jan 23, 2018

They look very uncomfortable to use. Look at that pencil sticking out of the guys ear. How does it not fall out or bother him.

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