Apple working on AirPods update, claims report

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A new report from Bloomberg says Apple is now working on the next two models, to be released in 2018 and 2019.

Like with its mobile devices, the iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch, Apple is said to be planning to frequently update the AirPods with new hardware features. The new version of Apple's AirPods will supposedly allow users to simply speak the phrase "Hey Siri" at any time to wake Siri.

Apple's AirPods may get a host of interesting updates in the coming year or so, which would bring a few popular features on smartphones to the popular wireless earbuds. As such, you'll be able to summon the digital assistant without physically tapping the headphones by saying "Hey Siri". Apple has recently added Bluetooth 5 to recent iPhones and the HomePod, suggesting that the new AirPods will follow the same path. Apple's in-house W1 is already pretty great at managing battery life, wirelessly connecting the headphones to compatible devices, and automatically engaging the microphone when detecting movement.

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AirPods arrived in 2016 alongside the iPhone 7 as a solution to the smartphone's lack of headphone jack.

Apple's plans may be changed or delayed, and since none of these reports have been confirmed, users can only wait patiently for further details. Check out the full Bloomberg report here for more details. The W2 chip boosts wireless speeds by up to 85 percent and makes Bluetooth and Wi-Fi around 50 percent more power efficient.

The AirPods did away with the hassle of being connected to the phone via wires and contributed significantly to making Apple's other products category it's fastest growing division due to its huge popularity among reviewers and consumers alike.

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