Now Apple may be working on upgrading the AirPods and hoping to launch the next generation of wireless headphones as early as this year. The report tallies with the previous report from the Apple Post that launch will occur sometime in March.
Apple AirPods was first released alongside the iPhone 7.
The company might make an announcement before the end of the year with a new pair of earphones that will be truly wireless besides being waterproof. Possibly, this year's version could come with W2, which was released with Apple Watch last year. Another new addition would be the added function of being able to activate Siri by voice rather than by tapping on the Airpod in your ear. The problem being, it hasn't launched yet and Apple isn't revealing when it will be available or for how much. It improves upon the W1 chip with a more reliable wireless connection; which should allow for faster pairing and an improvement to the rate at which the Airpod battery charge can be checked.
According to sources the reason that Apple is designing AirPods that are water-resistant is to ensure that they are able to survive water or rain but this will not include being submerged in water.
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The first-generation AirPods are not listed as being water resistant but it's created to be used while users are working up a sweat during jogs or other workouts. Everybody loves them, apparently, so, of course, Apple is doing a sequel. So, further improvement in the tech will only add to Apple's lead as numerous headphone manufacturers are still facing issues to offer foolproof sync between wireless headsets and smartphones.
The upgraded AirPods is said to arrive as soon as this year and will include handsfree "Hey, Siri" functionality.
The AirPods, though a small device, have become a big earner for Apple, so the focus of the new pair will nearly certainly be not to rock the boat.