Apple is all set to release AirPods 2 in the first half of 2019. The newest version of AirPods that is designed discreetly, will carry health monitoring functions. They are expected to take the market by storm.
Where Was It Mentioned?
DigiTimes published an article that mentions the news about AirPods with health monitoring features. The article talked about how wearables are expected to increase the growth of rigid-flex printed circuit in the market in 2019. But the article has no source cited for the new AirPods.
Do We Believe This Airpod Rumor?
Digitimes prints news based on sources and sources may provide the right data. The same is the case with apple AirPods rumor. The site may have misinterpreted the data. Digitimes receives huge data from the Asian supply chain, and it relates to prototypes and test products. Some of the products never make it to market or see significant changes before the launch. All of these might question accuracy of the news.
Keeping this in mind, Digitimes may have referred to the prediction made by the Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. He said that a new AirPods with a wireless charging case would be launched in 2018 or in the first half of 2019.
There is some truth to the rumors, as listings for the new AirPods were added. In November, Bluetooth Special Interest Group’s regulatory database got a listing for new AirPods. No enhanced or new features were listed, but the new wireless earbuds will support the Bluetooth 5.0 specification.
Is Apple Working On Some New Airpods Features?
According to the source, Apple indeed is working on third-generation AirPods. It will be released in 2020 with a new design and might have better water resistance feature. The new water-resistance feature will let AirPods withstand splashes of water and rain. But it won’t be entirely water resistant (so don’t submerge them in liquid). The third-generation AirPods are rumored to have noise cancellation feature too.