Will it be this year that Apple´s second true wireless earbuds hit the market?
I hope you didn’t get a new pair of AirPods for Christmas because the latest rumors suggest that Apple may launch the new AirPods in early 2019.
There are many in the industry saying that Apple is very close to release an updated version of Apple’s AirPods.
Moreover, it is about time since Apple launched its AirPods wireless earbuds in 2016 with the release of iPhone 7. Also, there are no doubts that Apple AirPods is a great gadget, that we find ourselves using every day.
Let’s face it we love the simplicity of its connectivity, being able to use a device via iCloud and integrate it with Apple eco-system is a dream.
Having a completely wireless device that is compact, charges easily can be used as one earpiece, delivers a great sound and is fantastic for calls is a must in today’s lifestyle frenzy.
When Will The AirPods 2 Headphones Finally Come out?
We all had our eyes in Apple latest press event on 30 of October, and while we had high hopes for the announcement of the AirPod 2 unfortunately, it didn’t happen.
If you had to guess our best bet would be at the Apple event in March 2019, although there are rumors that suggest that it could be announced even earlier.
One thing is for sure many analysts, patent filings and general information point to the launch to be in 2019.
Moreover, there are reliable indicators that suggest that the second generation of AirPod will have a health and fitness component
So not only are going to get a pair of true wireless earbuds but you are getting a device that will be monitoring your health. It’s exciting to see that Apple is pursuing the same strategy of its Apple Watch device, and seamlessly integrating the technologies.
If you are curious to see what the second generation of Apple´s true wireless earbuds has in store for us read on below.
Release Date and Price for Apple AirPods 2
The question on everybody’s mind is when Apple is going to release them?
Based on the latest predictions everything indicates a 2019 release.
The next question should ask is: How much will they cost?
We can expect them to cost a similar price range to the existing AirPods at $159 / £159 / AU$229.
Many reports from analysts who have been overseas to Apple’s fabrication facilities have mentioned that Apple is almost ready to produce units.
The key dates to have in mind are Apple’s WWDC event in June, Apple’s September 2018 iPhone event or, at the very least, at the October 2018 iPad launch.
The Latest Rumors, Design and Potential Features of Apple AirPods 2
It is without a shadow of a doubt that Apple AirPods was a tremendous success, you’ll just have to go on public transport to see how many people are using Apple AirPods.
However, although it was a huge commercial success, you need to have several improvements that would justify the release of a next-generation model.
With that type of anticipation, a vast number of crazy rumors have surfaced on the Internet.
This is why we need to be more selective into the sources of information since there is much hype behind the potential launch.
Features that are more likely to be included are:
Better wireless connectivity
Several information sources that unfortunately cannot be verified told Bloomberg that both the 2018 and 2019 upgrades would have a much better Bluetooth connectivity because Apple is going to include the W2 chip that was used in the Apple Watch 3.
There is a high probability that Apple AirPods arriving in 2019 are going to feature baked in voice activation, this means that you are going to be able to access Apple’s voice assistant by just saying “Hey Siri.”
An excellent feature for water sports fans is that they are going to be waterproofing
Again, this information came from the Bloomberg report. The new AirPods are going to be waterproof, although we believe that is going to be just resistance to splash and rain rather than being a true waterproof device like for example the Apple Watch.
Fitness tracking with biometric sensors
Many rumors point that Apple is going to include fitness tracking capabilities like those in devices like Jabra Elite Wireless into the AirPds 2 especially because Apple had filed a patent back in July for biometric sensors followed by another patent filled in March.
It is fascinating because the sensors will allow the AirPods 2 to measure stroke volume that in conjunction with the heart rate would enable the device to calculate your cardiac output. What this means is that the AirPods 2 with interior be much better in determining your fitness level rather than just measuring your heart rate.
Significant improvements in ambient sound handling
Apple’s engineers are working on some technology that will enable the improvement on how the earbuds handle outside noise while at the same time improve the dissipation of pressure from inside the ear canal.
The pattern outlines of all system that enables sound to escape your air minimizing their reverberating effect that occurs when you speak with earbuds in your ear canal. There are also improvements in the way the airbags handle ambient noise, in which a microphone is used to filter the noise from the outside world so that he can remain aware of your surroundings while enjoying your music.
Now this one is a great feature – wireless charging
Apple has introduced support for wireless charging in several of its devices. The company calls this feature AirPower, and it will support the iPhone X, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, Apple Watch 3 and the existing AirPods.
Apple is setting the benchmark for a wire-free future.