As of late, we’ve been hearing more and more news about potential upgrades to Apple AirPods. The latest speculation comes from Barclays analysts and anticipates noise-cancelling AirPods.
Noise-Cancelling AirPods 2, Expected 2019
Noise-cancelling AirPods would definitely be a worthy product on the market seeing as the demand for AirPods have increased, with Barclays predicting up to 30 million units sold across 2018. That being said, if this does come to pass it’ll be interesting to see how Apple fits an additional noise-cancelling microphone in the tiny truly wireless earbuds. Other TWS earbuds have been able to do so, but they are much larger than AirPods. Regardless, I’d be excited if the new feature were to make its way into Apple AirPods 2.
In late February, Bloomberg suggested the new AirPods will improve upon their voice assistant, Siri, by nixing the touch feature and activating Siri simply with the vocal cue “Hey Siri.” Other features will include adjustments to the internals, known as B288, which will include an upgraded W2 chip which is an Apple-designed wireless chip for managing Bluetooth connections. The first AirPods operated using a W1 chip.
Barclays other Apple reports have been similar to that of KGI claiming the new phone will see a 6.1inch LCD iPhone resembling the iPhone X in terms of exterior, but at a much lower price point. The new phone is also expected to keep Face ID. 9to5Mac writes, “The iPhone X as we know it today will be discontinued and replaced with a new model featuring 4 GB of internal RAM in the fall, alongside a 6.5-inch ‘iPhone X Plus’.”
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