“Should I buy AirPods 2 today or should I wait?” is a question we are hearing as the holiday shopping season nears and deals pop up more regularly. There are a lot of reasons to buy the AirPods 2 today, even if you already own the original AirPods, but there are some good reasons to wait — including for the AirPods 3 which could arrive this month.
Yes, some buyers will be fine with upgrading to just the wireless case, but if you bought your AirPods when the first model went on sale, this is a great time to upgrade. AirPods 2 are $159 with the normal case and $199 with the wireless charging case. You can buy the wireless charging AirPod case for $79 as a standalone upgrade for AirPods 2 or the original AirPods. We’re seeing AirPods 2 deals pick up, which cut the price down to $144.00 at Amazon and Best Buy.
Are the AirPods 2 worth buying? Yes, the new AirPods last longer, let you use Siri without touching an AirPod and connect faster thanks to the new H1 chip. Here are the reasons to buy the AirPods 2;
- Buy for Hey Siri Hands-Free
- Buy for Better AirPods 2 Battery Life
- Buy for Faster Switching and Better Connectivity
- Buy for Wireless Charging
- Buy if You Game With AirPods
Here are a few reasons to wait;
- Wait for Bigger AirPods 2 Deals
- Wait for AirPods 3 with New Design and Features
If you’re looking for truly wireless earbuds, the AirPods are at the top of the list and for a good reason. The current generation is one of the best wireless earbud experience on the iPhone or iPad.
Here’s a closer look at the reasons you should buy AirPods 2 right now, and why you might want to wait before you upgrade.
Buy AirPods 2 for Hands Free Hey Siri
If you use Siri all the time, you should buy AirPods 2 so that you can stop tapping your ear like it's 2001. With the AirPods 2 you get the H1 chip that enables "Hey Siri" control.
When the AirPods are in your ear, all you need to do is say, " Hey Siri" and you will be able to control the volume, make a call, send a text message and any other Siri feature that you use.
This is even more of a benefit if you use Siri Shortcuts. With these, you will be able to control many more things and you can even control Spotify with Siri shortcuts -- at least in small ways.
The "Hey Siri" feature is a major convenience upgrade for Siri users, and it's one of the biggest reasons to buy the new AirPods, even if you own the existing model.
Now that Spotify works with Siri, you can even control your Spotify listening with Hey Siri on your AirPods, and it's a major upgrade.
If you buy the older model, you need to tap on the AirPod to start Siri control. This isn't a great way to use Siri. Even with "Hey Siri" on your iPhone and Apple Watch, using the AirPod to get Siri without taking your phone out of your pocket or raising your wrist is a great upgrade.
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