Well, more like a new case for the AirPods. Not many details were given but what is clear is that works by induction charging and has the indicator LED on the outside . The AirPods however seem not to change, although many of us would love to see them with the W2 chip inside.
According to Apple, this new version would arrive early next year, although as the first rumors indicate, could arrive in December of this year at a price of 69 dollars . Apple does not currently sell the current case separately, but we do lose it and replace it at a cost of $69.
The truth is that the strategy of selling the case separately with the novelty that it is wireless does not please much. Perhaps it’s not enough of an advantage to pay 69 dollars (easily 80 euros at the exchange rate) just to be able to charge the case by induction charging. What would we do with the previous one? In this sense what it compensates is to buy the AirPods directly with this case so if you were thinking of buying them it might be a good idea to wait a bit.
With the new case we can charge our AirPods at the same time as the Apple Watch or iPhone in the new AirPower charger. It doesn’t mean that they will only work with this charger, as we can use any induction charging charger that complies with the Qi standard. My bet? New AirPods with W2 and this case for spring 2018.