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Apple's New AirPods and iPad Air Are Priced to Move - Tech Check

Eric Jhonsa

launched its first phone with a $1,000-plus U.S. starting price (the iPhone XS Max), and it also launched new Macs, iPad Pros and Apple Watches that featured higher starting prices than comparable, prior-generation models. Given all of that, it wouldn't have been shocking to see Apple's second-gen AirPods, which bring with them (among other things) improved talk times and support for hands-free Siri activation, feature a higher starting price than the $159 price that the original AirPods have carried since launching in late 2016.