2nd generation wireless headphone Apple AirPods will include a “function to monitor the state of health”. The release of new products scheduled for the first half of 2019, reports DigiTimes, citing industry sources.
We can assume that a tiny accelerometer, vstroennyy in the Apple Watch 2, could track the movements of head and body, acting as an auxiliary data source to the Apple Watch and the iPhone. Alternatively, the device can be integrated with its own optical heart rate monitor, however a small amount of battery “ears” are unlikely to realize this idea.
In addition, DigiTimes sources have denied that Apple scrapped the project charging station AirPower. According to informants, the output of the gadget is “inevitable,” and it will happen “later in 2019”. Recall that the “pad”, which could simultaneously charge up to three devices, Apple promised to release in 2018, but it never happened. Presumably, the machine was too complicated for production.
AirPods — the most popular Apple accessory in history — came out in late 2016 (read our review). As expected, the 2nd generation of headphones will be equipped with improved Wi-Fi chip, W2 and the function of wireless charging, but users can activate the assistant by Apple with the phrase Hey Siri (“Hey Siri”), without even touching the device. Now to trigger the “smart” assistant, you need to double touch the body AirPods. In addition, the new model will support wireless charging.
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On the exit 2 AirPods in early 2019, the previously reported TF International Securities analyst Ming Chi Kuo, and Bloomberg. According to the Agency, the new product will be advertised as more expensive and advanced models than 159 $ AirPods 1st generation.
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