Apple introduced the AirPods on the iPhone 7 launch occasion; a yr later, the corporate is already updating its wi-fi earbuds — properly not less than its case. Even although the AirPods are nonetheless backordered in most shops, the corporate simply introduced a brand new non-obligatory charging case.
The AirPods case nonetheless works and appears kind of the identical. But the indicator gentle is now exterior of the case with the intention to verify the standing of the battery with out having to open the case. Why is that? Because you may simply put it on the AirPower wi-fi charging pad and overlook about it.
The earlier AirPods case additionally had an LED, but it surely was positioned contained in the case. It was blinking orange when it was charging and stable inexperienced when it was completed. It seemed like this:
If you attempt to pair your AirPods with an Android cellphone or a PC, it’s a must to press the pairing button on the again of the case till the LED blinks. The pairing course of is now much less awkward as you don’t should maintain the case open when you fiddle together with your cellphone on the similar time.
On Apple units, you don’t have the identical situation, as you simply should open the case and pair it together with your cellphone as soon as. It is then automagically paired with all of your Apple units.
The AirPower charger is coming subsequent yr, so don’t anticipate to have the ability to purchase this non-obligatory AirPods case simply but.