Apple in March debuted second-generation AirPods, featuring several updates over the original massively popular wireless earbuds of the same name.
So what’s improved in the new AirPods compared to the older model, and what’s stayed the same? Read on to find out. Price of New AirPods vs. Old AirPods Buying Apple’s original AirPods was straightforward as they came with a single $159 price tag, but that’s changed with the second-generation models.
The new AirPods still start at the same price, but customers now have the option to buy the earbuds with a Wireless Charging Case for $199.
Apple is also offering the Wireless Charging Case separately for $79, so if you already own first-generation AirPods you can buy the case and charge your earbuds using any Qi-compatible charging mat. The Wireless Charging Case still includes a Lightning port so you can charge your AirPods via cable if you prefer.
Apple’s new AirPods can be ordered on Apple’s website and will be available in Apple Stores and resellers from March 26, 2019. Apple no longer lists first-generation AirPods on its website, but you should be able to find them elsewhere online at a lower price now that the new AirPods are available.