Apple, is going to seek to its utmost wearables business, is working on latest technology upgrades to its wireless AirPods headphones.
Like with its mobile devices – the iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch – Apple intends to frequently update the AirPods with new sort of hardware features. The Cupertino, which is a California-based technology giant company, is working on a new version for release as soon as this year with an upgraded wireless chip, according to the report. A recent model for as early as next year is planned to be water resistant.
The model is coming as early as this year will let people summon Apple’s Siri digital personal assistant without physically tapping the headphones by saying “Hey Siri.” The function will work similarly to how a user activates Siri on an iPhone or a HomePod speaker without the use of their hands. The headphones internally are known as B288, which will include an upgraded Apple-designed wireless chip for managing the connections of Bluetooth. The first AirPods include a chip which is known as the W1, and the componay released the W2, in the latest model of Apple Watch last year.
The AirPods are designed by the same production department that produced the HomePod speaker, reported by Bloomberg last year. The company introduced the first AirPods in the year 2016 alongside the iPhone 7 as a way to replace the traditionally wired headphone jack. Since launch, AirPods have been considered to be one of the top-performing products of Apple and have resonated with both reviewers and consumers.
Apple’s Other sort of Products segment, which merely includes AirPods, Beats headphones, the Watch, Apple TV, and accessories generated more than $5 billion which is roughly Rs. 32,500 crore in Indian Currency in revenue for the first time in the company’s fiscal first quarter, which is representing 36 percent year-over-year growth.
The category may continue to grow. The company has said it is releasing an upgraded AirPods case by the end of this year that allows the headphones to be recharged via wirelessly, like that of the iPhone X. The company is also working on an augmented-reality(AR) headset that will go to launch in the year 2020 at the earliest.