Apple on Wednesday announced its much anticipated second-generation AirPods, adding hands-free Siri access, 50% longer talk time, and optional wireless charging.

AirPods have been a hit with consumers since their 2016 debut, and anticipation has built for a followup product. The new version, which will still cost $159 and be available in stores next week, look the same as the prior model. They add a new H1 processor that Apple


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says increases talk time and the ability to summon Siri by saying, “Hey Siri.” Users previously needed to tap on the headphones to activate the voice assistant.

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Apple also will sell a version that comes with a $199 wireless charging case. Bloomberg reported on the new AirPods last year. The company is also working on a version that will be water resistant and feature noise-canceling functionality, Bloomberg also reported.

Apple announced new iPads and iMacs earlier this week.