New And Improved AirPods Could Be On Their Way


As such, you'll be able to summon the digital assistant without physically tapping the headphones by saying "Hey Siri". According to his sources, the next generation model will be upgraded with hands-free Siri support. The first-generation AirPods include Apple's W1 wireless chip, and last year's Apple Watch Series 3 included a new W2 wireless chip.

Another AirPod model that's reportedly planned for a 2019 debut would feature a water-resistant design, built to withstand rain and splashes. The Airpods also offered the ability to use them with non-Apple devices via standard Bluetooth connectivity. Since then, the product has remained popular with reviewers and consumers alike and helped push increase sales in this sector by 36 percent year over year. The Cupertino, California-based technology giant, is working on developing a new version of the Pods with an upgraded wireless chip. The Bluetooth-enabled headphones were sold out at Apple Stores through January. The feature will allow users to tell Siri what they want much more quickly than the current behaviour.

As is often the case with Apple, the company's truly wireless AirPods headphones were nowhere close to being the first device to market in this emerging category. They likely won't be created to be submerged in water. The IP rating also means that the iPhones can survive when submerged in 1 meter of water for a period of 30 minutes. Beyond that, though, we could be in for an even more substantial upgrade to the AirPods themselves later this year.

Apple's plans may be changed or delayed, and since none of these reports have been confirmed, users can only wait patiently for further details.