Leak claims AirPods 2 and case can be fully charged wirelessly in just 15 minutes
Max Weinbach has claimed in a recent tweet that the supposedly upcoming AirPods 2 device from Apple will feature the kind of rapid charging technology that will put a smile on any owner's face: 0-100% in a measly 15 minutes – earbuds and case.
The current generation of AirPods offers around three hours of usage after a 15-minute charge, so it’s reasonable to say the rumored wireless charging time for the successor is impressive. But this fast charging technology comes at an apparent cost: The case will be heavier and larger.
Considering the charging case of the original AirPods weighed only 1.34 ounces (38 g), a little extra weight for superior charging times is hardly a huge sacrifice. It’s speculated the AirPods 2 will utilize the Qi standard for wireless power transfer.
Apple is expected to hold a press event on March 25, which will likely focus on the company’s service subscription plan. However, there is a reasonable chance the AirPods 2 might get announced at the event, especially considering the rumor that the earbuds could be made available to the public on March 29.