Although not present at the latest Apple event (which introduced the new MacBooks and iPads Pro), it is known that the company is already working on the new version of AirPods, the company's wireless headphones. And the first signs have already shown that the newspaper should be published soon.
According to the MiSmartPrice website, the new AirPods have already received the Bluetooth SIG qualification, which accords as the standard for the sale of any equipment that uses Bluetooth technology. According to information disclosed in the licensing system, the new AirPods will support Bluetooth 5.0, which has a transfer speed of 50Mbits / s – twice the first version of the phone.
Although the use of Bluetooth 5.0 for the time being is the only confirmed information about the new AirPods, there are several rumors about how the device will be different from the first model.
Last week, Apple called for the renewal of AirPod's patent application in Hong Kong and the European Patent Office, asking for the text referring to "sensors of well-being" to be introduced into a patent – something that was not even mentioned in the original patent dated August 22, 2017.
According to the text introduced into the document, sensors, monitors, and general vellness instruments are part of AirPods operations to track heart rate, body movement, calories burned and storage, and transfer this information to the server. These changes can mean that, in addition to the wireless headset, the new AirPod version can also function as a "fitness headset" for those who want to stick.
In addition to possible changes indicated by the update of the patent, respected analyst Ming-Chi Kuo also discovered that the new AirPods will have quick access to Siri (it is possible to call the assistant only with a voice command without the need to unlock the iPhone). it should finally be waterproof and should have a base for a wireless charger that can be connected to the AirPover base (an Apple device that allows you to wirelessly charge up to three devices at the same time that was released last year, but has not yet looked into international stores).
There are no more dates for the release of new AirPods, but rumors say that Apple is expected to release them later this year.