While we don't consider AirPods to be the best truly wireless headphones available at the moment (that honour is reserved for Bose's SoundSport Free), there's no questioning that they're still really nice.
Users of Apple's first-generation AirPods, which launched in 2016, had to physically tap a button on the headphones. The new update will allow users to use the "Hey, Siri" command, without having to tap the headphones first, which users now have to do.
People familiar with the ongoing process have confirmed, albeit anonymously, that Apple intends to frequently upgrade the AirPods by adding new hardware features, just as it does with iPhones and iPads.
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If true, those who already dare to use the AirPods in public will now be seen speaking to themselves as they tell the in-ear voice assistant what they want their phones to do next.
Demand for the current generation AirPods remains high, but a second generation is on the way. It is unlikely that they will be created to survive a dip in the pool.
The 2018 model may receive a "Hey, Siri" voice command, while the 2019 model may be water resistant.
They're not ideal, but for a first generation product, they're pretty good. Check out the full Bloomberg report here for more details.
'The idea for the water-resistant model is for the headphones to survive splashes of water and rain, ' according to Bloomberg. The Apple Watch on the other hand can be submerged in waters of a certain depth.
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Apple's VP of Worldwide Marketing Phil Schiller unveiling the AirPower at a company event in September 2017.
Once the mocking started subsiding, and hardcore iFans got it through their heads that 3.5mm audio jacks weren't coming back, it became abundantly clear AirPods were the real deal. At the time, Apple said it would release the AirPower sometime in 2018.
With questions over their practicality, durability and quality, consumers were sceptical. Since they were unveiled the hearables have emerged as one of the best-performing Apple products.
The AirPods are designed by the same department that produced the HomePod speaker.
Apple isn't so lenient with its margins as on its other products, however.
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