Compared to the original AirPods, Apple's second-generation AirPods have better battery life, Hey Siri support, a more stable connection, faster switching between devices and call connections, less latency for games and an optional wireless charging bag. If you plan to order the new model, you might want to skip the Apple Store and choose Amazon instead of getting it at your door faster.
Regulations are currently underway for second-generation AirPods, which will be officially released in the physical Apple Stores next week sometime, and it looks like it could be Tuesday, March 26. Original delivery calculations for AirPods 2 (they are not actually called it) preorders from the online Apple Store ranged from March 27 to March 29 Amazon says the release is March 26, so Tuesday is a good bet.
If you do not live near an Apple Store and have not appointed yet, or if you do not want to handle a few lines, the current AirPods delivery calculation with the Apple wireless charging bag is between April 4 and April 9. If you don't want to wait so long and would rather have them in your hands next week, preordering from the Amazon is the way to go.
If you are not an Amazon Prime paying member or household me mber you will currently receive free shipping with a delivery time of 5-8 business days. Increased shipping, which you can't do in the Apple Store, will accelerate up to 4-5 business days after this writing. If you are an Amazon Prime member, you get the 4-5 working day estimate for free. That means you can get a couple as early as Friday, March 29, which is seven days earlier than Apple's estimate right now.
Second Generation AirPods with the usual charging bag has a delivery calculation from March 29 to April 2 right now from the Apple Store, as well as the wireless charging case by itself. Amazon's delivery calculation is the same for all three options, 4-5 working days for the earliest delivery, which makes March 29 to April 1