However, going forward Apple users can simply say “Hey Siri” to activate the digital voice assistant via the AirPods.
This new edition of the popular AirPods will also reportedly come with a new wireless chip.
No claim has been made pertaining to the AirPods wireless charging case, however. According to a Bloomberg report on Thursday, people familiar with the company’s plans have revealed crucial details about the upcoming AirPods in 2018 as well as 2019. With this newer version, however, you’ll just need to use your voice.
Apple is working on an upgraded AirPods that could charge the device without any charges similar to iPhone X. One of the biggest criticism that AirPods had to face was its heavy launch price.
Apple is pretty new to the wireless charging game.
Now, coming to the second major upgrade to the AirPods; Apple is aiming to make the wireless earphones survive against splashes of water and rain. While that means they can be used with a bunch of wireless charging pads that already exist, Apple has its own on the way that can charge multiple devices at once. Also, no other information on the pricing or the availability has been offered regarding the wireless charging case. However, as per Japanese website MacOtakara, Apple may finally launch its AirPower wireless charging mat in March this year, which means we might have to wait till the next month. This will surely make it easier to keep the AirPods in good condition if there’s a sudden downpour, for instance.
That means that if you’re charging both your AirPods and iPhone 8 on the AirPower, the devices should communicate with each other and “decide” how much power each device requires.
And we’ll be seeing a new pair launched in 2018, reports suggest, with better Siri integration and full on waterproofing – not that anyone would go swimming with AirPods in!