What is the difference between the 159 AirPods and the 199 AirPods

AirPods with Wireless Charging Case

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  • Hi! It’s actually only the wireless charging feature. Both of these on the Apple Store are the 2nd Generation, featuring the new H1 chip with “Hey Siri” and the faster connectivity and audio quality. If you look in the description and tech specs, both the $159 and $199 feature the same AirPods, with the only difference being the charging case. The wireless charging case may be purchased separately as well for $79. Hope this helps!

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    The new (2nd Generation) AirPods have some minor and major improvements. The 2nd gen. AirPods come with the “Hey Siri feature, thanks to the new Apple H1 chip. This lets you ask Siri to do all the work, for instance, you can ask Siri to change the volume, play, pause, and answer calls. When checking out you also have the option to buy the new airpods with the wireless charging case. The wireless charging case basically lets you charge your AirPods on a charging mat without the inconvenience of wires (chargers). I hope you found this to be helpful with your shopping expierence. A little advise, wait until AFTER the Apple events to buy AirPods. It is still rumored that there will be colors for AirPods in the future. Thank you!

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  • The wireless charging case.

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