Apple To Roll Out New AirPod Update

Apple To Roll Out New AirPod Update

Apple To Roll Out New AirPod Update

According to Bloomberg, "people familiar with the matter" have said the Cupertino firm will introduce upgrades to its wireless AirPods, with a big one seeing the integration of voice-assistant Siri.

The 2018 AirPods from Apple will also get upgraded with the latest wireless chip to support better range and voice-based connectivity.

Per a research report by Canalys, Apple was the market leader in the wearables bands space in the third quarter of 2017, benefiting from the launch of Watch Series 3. If true, this will make the interaction seamless than before and make AirPods truly hands-free.

The first new model, expected before the end of the year, is likely to focus on Siri improvements.

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Per market research firm NPD Group's September 2017 report, AirPods have dominated the US earphones market since its launch.

While the upgraded wireless chip is something we could expect, the water resistance feature is the one that seeks my attention.

With spring's colorful blooms comes the usual buzz about new Apple launches - including talk that the new AirPod 2 will allow access to Siri without tapping the headphones. The earbuds, however, easily sync to iPhones using Apple's proprietary extensions to Bluetooth.

According to a Bloomberg report, the new AirPods when launched will be a sweet deal for users who are already enjoying the wireless convenience the device offers. Unlike the Apple Watch, they won't be able to be submerged in water completely, but instead, they'll be able to endure a few "splashes of water and rain".

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KitGuru Says: I was very against the idea of ditching traditional earphones for wireless versions back when the iPhone 7 leaks first started coming out.

Apple always intends to give more reasons to the users to upgrade to the newer versions of its products, and it is possibly doing the same with its wireless AirPods.

"Wearables were the second-largest contributor to revenue growth after iPhone, which is impressive", revealed the chief financial officer of Apple, Luca Maestri, earlier this month in an analyst conference call where he added that sales of AirPods had jumped by close to 70% past year.

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