The AirPods continue to get a sensation for Apple However, having launched more than 2 years ago at this point, the focus in the tech community has moved to expectations as to the AirPods 2 will come out, Apple's wireless earbuds for the first hardware update.
A report from Digitimes today says Apple will release AirPods 2 within the first six months of 2019. Furthermore, it claims that the earbuds will be redesigned to support health monitoring functions.
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Digitimes have a mixed record of accuracy when it comes to Apple product rumors. The idea of adding health features to AirPods has been speculated by analysts for a while, but this is the first significant supply chain.
The AirPods are so that those who have been monitoring A small accelerometer could potentially determine body movement but these angles are already well served by the Apple Watch and even the iPhone's always-on motion coprocessor.
The AirPods also have to contend with the fact that they only have tiny internal batteries inside the buds, which makes an optical heart rate monitor – for example – seem unfeasible.
Bloomberg earlier said that the high-end airPods will launch in early 2019, available as a more expensive option to the current $ 159 AirPods. It did not specify features It is possible that this 'pro' variant is what digititimes is describing. The Bloomberg report did not make a direct reference to biometric sensors for airPods, which would turn the product into a health wearable, but didnt go into detail.
Of course, Apple has been teasing the launch of the AirPods wireless charging case ever since September 2017 and is still yet to ship that accessory. Many believe the release of the charging case is held in the air. The wireless charging case alone will not really constitute an 'AirPods 2', so we do not think that is what digititimes is referring to.
Apple has always advertised the case as an optional extra, so that existing AirPods buyers can buy the new wireless case on its own. Perhaps, the AirPods 2 bundle is the new case as standard.