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

[contains unpaid advertising] 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 used in the Apple Watch 3 and 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) utilized.

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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.

According to Barclays, apart from the wirelessly chargeable charging cradle, nothing new will appear on the AirPods. Apple has no reason to hurry: The current model is still selling like sliced ​​bread. Analysts expect 2018 to sell 30 million units. The experts suspect that Apple could reduce the price of the current AirPods this year.

Dream Team: iPhone X with AirPods are simply unbeatable for mobile music enjoyment. Photo: Pexels
Dream Team: iPhone X with AirPods are simply unbeatable for mobile music enjoyment. Photo: Pexels

Waterproof AirPods of the 3. Generation could follow 2019

12. February 2018: As the Apple employee, who did not want to be named, told Bloomberg, are already 2019 waterproof Airpods 3. Generation appear. These Bluetooth headphones should be able to withstand water and rain splashes. Swimming or even diving should not be possible with these AirPods. Current iPhones are also protected against splashing water and the current Apple Watch models are even suitable for swimming. The release of the airpods of the 3. However, generation is still a long way off and could still change or shift backwards, according to the employee. The increased update frequency of accessories like the AirPods, the Apple TV or even the Apple Watch shows the importance that such gadgets already have for Apple to have. The Other Products segment is the fastest growing division of the manufacturer, according to Bloomberg. The AirPods Bluetooth headphones were 2016 in the course of the abolition of the headphone jack on the iPhone 7 (Plus) and the following ones iPhones been introduced. Since launching the product, AirPods have been recognized as one of the most popular and best-selling Apple products in the world. Reviews of small earplugs are often very positive, even if the design divorces the ghosts.


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New products: AirPods 2, iPhone X Plus, iPad Pro and Apple Watch Series 4

If AirPods are to be truly functional, durable, and not just a pair of earplugs, then Apple needs to bring Siri to the level it will have on the HomePod and iPhone in the near future. And adding hands-free equipment is a big step in that direction. The category "other products" will certainly continue to grow in the near future. The electronics company has already announced an updated AirPods case for 2018 how to charge the iPhone X and iPhone 8 (Plus) wirelessly, Although the AirPods represent only a relatively small part of Apple's sales, they are one of the key markets for the company in the near future. Even more as HomePod or iPhone X AirPods are a gadget that sets the direction. Because Apple relies heavily on a completely wireless, ever more closely connected product world.

In addition, fans of the electronics company can look forward to many more new products that the company has in the pipeline in 2018. In September, three new iPhones to appear - an improved iPhone X, iPhone X Plus and a cheaper iPhone in 6.1 inches with LCD, In addition, a cheaper iPhone SE 2 to come on the market. In addition, stand 2018 new iPad Pros with frameless display and TrueDepth camera on the program. The company is also working on an augmented reality headset to be released to 2020 at the earliest, Bloomberg News reported.

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About Sascha Tobias Tegtmeyer 95 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.