AirPods 2 in 2018: New W2 chip and with better Siri integration?

All the rumors about the upcoming AirPods in 2018 and 2019!

The current AirPods of the first generation are extremely popular among users - the customer satisfaction is high. Photo: Sascha Tegtmeyer
The current AirPods of the first generation are extremely popular among users - the customer satisfaction is high. Photo: Sascha Tegtmeyer

Apple's AirPods are one of the company's bestsellers. The wireless Bluetooth headphones enjoy the greatest popularity among users. As the news service Bloomberg reports, is in 2018 the first major update of the tiny earplugs before. According to insiders, the AirPods of the 2. Be equipped with a new W2 wireless chip and enable improved Siri support. Also a successor of the successor is already planned for next year: The AirPods of the 3. Generation should be waterproof.

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As we have already reported, many updates are included Apple products 2018 at. Recent information from the intelligence service Bloomberg report that the AirPods will also get a major update this year. The basis for the new functions is a new wireless chip. This could be the W2 chip, already in the Apple Watch 3 used and also in other new gadgets like the Apple Watch Series 4 could be installed.


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The activation of Siri should then, for example, as with the HomePod, iPhone or iPad work by pure voice command, without the user having to touch the headphones. The current AirPods (endurance test) have only the older W1 chip and must be tapped to activate Siri. The W1 chip is used for power management and for the construction of a lightning-fast Bluetooth connection, for example to the iPhone X or iPhone 8 (Plus) used. We also hope that Apple will come soon AirPods the scratch-susceptibility of the charging cradle reduced.

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Noise Canceling on AirPods 2: Noise Canceling at the Beginning of 2019?

12. March 2018: Previous reports have assumed that new AirPods Bluetooth headphones already appear in fall 2018 - Maybe they could celebrate their premiere at the launch of the new iPhone X models in September. 2018er AirPods should come with a new processor, which allows the purely voice-controlled "Hey Siri" function. In 2019 should then appear another, clearer upgrade of the AirPods, which then includes a kind of passive noise cancellation.

Lightweight music pleasure with the AirPods: Only 6 grams weighs each of the two high-tech headphones. Photo: Sascha Tegtmeyer
Lightweight music pleasure with the AirPods: Only 6 grams weighs each of the two high-tech headphones. Photo: Sascha Tegtmeyer

According to a report by 9to5Mac, the technical analysts of Bank Barclays now assume that even at the beginning of 2019 the AirPods 2 could appear with noise canceling and small design changes. Anyone who has ever tried, with Watch a movie or listen to music on the treadmill in the fitness center on the small earplugs, will know that a noise canceling feature is urgently needed on upcoming AirPods. The current model does not shield from noise at all. The Noise Canceling feature in the AirPods 2 is said to be a passive noise canceler that uses unspecified "physical and analog noise suppression" features. Active Noise Canceling, which actively suppresses sounds such as Beats or Bose headphones, is technically difficult, if not impossible, to implement in such a tiny earplug.

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About Sascha Tobias Tegtmeyer 94 Article
As a journalist, passionate diver and ambitious stand up paddler, I've become more and more specialized in water sports topics. For several years as an online editor, content and SEO manager for the year Top Special Verlag in Hamburg, I edited the leading diving portal TAUCHEN.de editorially and am at home in the water sports industry. My passion is the sea and all the activities that can be practiced on, in, on and under water. To give this child a name, I created www.just-wanderlust.com - for all people who love the sea - love to travel and water sports like diving, surfing, stand up paddling.