Although he was 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 a new version of AirPods, the company's headphones. And the first signs have already come to the forefront that the news should be published shortly.
According to the MySmartPrice website, the new AirPods have already received a Bluetooth SIG qualification, which accredits within the standards that are available for any device that uses Bluetooth technology. According to the information disclosed by the licensing system, the new AirPods will support Bluetooth 5.0, which has a 50Mbits / s transfer rate – twice as high as the first version of the manual set.
Although the current Bluetooth 5.0 usage is the only positive information about the new AirPods, there are several rumors about how the device will be very different from the first model.
Last week Apple called for the renewal of AirPod patent text at the Hong Kong and European patent offices, asking the text that is related to "welfare sensors" to be submitted to the patent – something not even mentioned in the original patent from August 22, 2017.
According to the text presented in the document, sensors, monitors, and general welfare instruments are part of the AirPods operation, in order to monitor the rate of heart, body movements, the amount of calories and burn, and the storage and transfer of information this to a server These changes may mean that the new AirPods version can also be a "fitness headset" for those who want to keep fit, in addition to a wireless headset.
As well as the possible changes indicated by the patent update, the reputable analyst Ming-Chi Kuo also revealed that the new AirPods will have quick access to Sir (the assistant can only be called with voice order, without the need to unlock the iPhone). it should be resistant to the end of water and it should also have a baseable wireless charger base into the AirPower base (an Apple device that allows you to load up to three devices at the same time, announced last year but has not looked again at international stores).
There is no fixed release date for the new AirPods, but rumors say Apple is expected to release them later this year.