AirPods 2 could have 'deeper bass' and support AirPower wireless charging

Doris Richards
February 11, 2019

According to an inside source, the new AirPods 2 will look nearly identical to their predecessors but will carry some under-the-hood changes like better bass response and will include additional health-related tech such as a heart rate sensor. The improved grip will also allow the AirPods 2 to better block ambient noise passively.

Citing a "trusted source", Apple has apparently updated the inner workings of its flagship wireless earbuds to allow for a "more impressive bass response", as well as a new coating on the housing of the earphones for "improved grip".

Independent of the MySmartPrice report, a new Digitimes article also says that Apple is expected to launch a new AirPods generation this year, without specifying a firm launch date. Allegedly, the next generation AirPods 2 will come with loads of new features but its design will be the same except for one thing: its coating.

Although Apple has not even confirmed that AirPods 2 is in the works, various reports in the recent past have hinted at a 2019 release.

The report also claims that Apple's AirPower wireless charging pad will supposedly be released in Spring.

With any rumors, it's important to take them with a pinch of salt. The wireless charging pad will be slightly thicker than initially anticipated due to the 8-7-7 charging coil configuration. Apple will also debut some exclusive AirPower-only features but that will debut with iOS 13.

However, it doesn't sound like there will be a fitness-orientated sweat, splash or waterproof version as well as previously reported, while battery life of AirPods 2 will remain broadly the same. Other than the AirPods 2, another product that fans have been waiting for since 2017 is the AirPower wireless charging mat that was teased during the launch of iPhone X. Inventec, the report says, is a major assembler of AirPods and it expects shipments to increase in 2019 following the launch of the next-gen model.

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