Apple AirPods 2 Might Come With Hands-Free Siri Integration
Apple AirPods was launched along with the Apple iPhone 7 and Apple iPhone 7 Plus for US$ 149. These are the first pair of truly wireless earbuds AirPods from Apple, which was powered by a custom W1 chipset.
One needs to simply flip-open the case near an iPhone or iPad and select connect. Once it is synced to a device, it will be available on all devices with the same iCloud account. Apple AirPods offers up to 5 hours of continuos playback on a single charge and AirPods case provides up to additional 24 hours of backup battery. In fact, the company has announced that it will be launching a new AirPods case with wireless charging capability.
A new report suggests that the company is working on a next-generation Apple AirPods with improved features. However, the design is expected to identical to the first generation AirPods.
Speculated features of Apple AirPods 2:
The first major improvement will be the integration of Siri. The 2nd generation Apple AirPods 2 will be able to use Siri wirelessly. With this new device, the user will be able to ask Siri anything by just saying “Hey Siri”. In fact, in the present scenario, a user has to physically touch the AirPod to interact with Siri.
The 2nd Gen AirPods are expected to have water or splash resistance, which can survive a splash of water or rain. However, they will not be “swim-proof” like the 4th edition Apple Watch.
The newer AirPods will be designed by the same team which designed Apple HomePod, so we might also expect improved sound quality with long-lasting battery life.
Apple AirPods have been the most successful wireless earbuds so far. In fact, according to a report, 85% of the wireless earbuds market is dominated by the AirPods.
Features like wireless charging and tighter Siri integration will surely make for another great pair of wireless earbuds. And probably, this time around, the AirPods will be slightly smaller in size as well.