Tuesday, 18 December, 2018

Apple reportedly working on next-gen, water-resistant AirPods

AirPods are reportedly getting an upgrade AirPods are reportedly getting an upgradeImage lili sams mashable
Sandy Mccarthy | 25 June, 2018, 20:20

Since none of these products have yet been announced, there's a chance they might not wind up being released in 2019, and could be pushed back further (or not released at all.) Still, from the sound of things, Apple has some pretty exciting new audiophile technology in the works. The new AirPods will reportedly be pricier than their predecessor.

According to a new report from Bloomberg, the new AirPods will be noise canceling and water resistant enough to combat rain and perspiration. Apple is said to be looking into including a heart-rate monitor and other biometric sensors with future AirPods as well.

Apple is planning to release higher-end AirPods, studio-quality over-the-ear headphones, and a new HomePod smart speaker in 2019. A wireless charging case compatible with the upcoming AirPower charger is also reportedly in development.

Apple's current headphone marketing centers around the Beats brand and celebrities. Bloomberg also reiterates that Apple is working on a next-generation version of its HomePod speaker that should launch in 2019, though the report doesn't offer any details as far as what we can expect from the new smart speaker.

Apple didn't immediately respond to a request for comment. These will be put out under Apple, rather than Beats, branding.

Egypt goalie, 45, saves penalty as he sets World Cup record
The Saudis got another chance from the spot in stoppage time on a questionable foul call on Ali Gabr, though, and they converted. Egypt has been better at generating opportunities inside the box, which should translate to more goals in this matchup.

As a possible point of reference, Apple's latest iPhones now feature an IP67 rating for water resistance. When the earbuds first came out in 2016, they were delayed, and there was limited supply after the product finally went on sale.

What would you like to see Apple release in this area? It was originally built with Inventec, but Apple has since expanded production to Foxconn.

High-end AirPods, a new HomePod and over-ear headphones are coming as soon as next year, reported Bloomberg.

Inventec executives met with Apple executives in California in recent weeks to discuss future HomePod orders, but a final decision on working with Inventec on the new model hasn't been made, the people said.

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