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Apple launches new AirPods ahead of March 25 event

Phil Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of worldwide marketing, talks about AirPods during an event to announce new products, in San Francisco. (File photo: AP)

Apple on Wednesday launched an updated version of its wireless AirPods headphones, ahead of a March 25 event where it is expected to unveil a television and video service.

The updated AirPods are powered by Apple’s new chip, will have better battery life and include the option of a new wireless charging case, the iPhone maker said in a statement.

Earlier this week, Apple launched a new 10.5-inch iPad Air and updated its iPad Mini as well as iMac PCs.

Apple said its new AirPods will be available on its website and the Apple Store app starting Wednesday, and in Apple Stores from next week.

The new AirPods with a standard charging case are priced at $159, while those with wireless charging case are available for $199, the iPhone maker said in a statement.

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 March 2019 KSA 20:17 - GMT 17:17
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