1st gen Apple AirPods now going for less than RM600

Alfred Osborne
March 22, 2019

Note that there are no rumoured health tracking features in the new AirPods.

The sources said that Apple's AirPower wireless charger for iPhones, Apple Watch and AirPods is set to be officially launched in late March, which will significantly drive up Lite-On's revenues for the second quarter of 2019. The weight and size haven't changed either. Separately, the wireless charging case will be available at Rs 7,500. Interested users can purchase the wireless charging case separately for $79.

Having announced it itself during a September 2017 media event, we've known for ages that Apple is working on its AirPower wireless charging mat. AirPods along with the wireless charging case is priced at $199.

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What are the differences? The new AirPods case also supports Lightning port for charging. For comparison, first-generation Apple AirPods are now regular price at The Source and Walmart.

Expect improved performance with new H1 chip The new AirPods come with the H1 chip instead of the W1 chip. Apple says they'll be delivered between March 27 and 29. Each case holds additional charges for more than 24 hours of total listening time. The iPhone is still used to display the charging status of all items placed on the mat, but it looks as if it no longer also shows the time when doing so. What are the prices and which one to buy? Apple hasn't specified the sale date but the AirPods are already listed on its official India website. AirPods with the wireless charging case will cost Rs 18,900.

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