New Report 'Confirms' Apple's AirPower On Track For March Release

New Report 'Confirms' Apple's AirPower On Track For March Release

Meanwhile, Apple is working on a new generation of AirPods, which could come this year, Bloomberg reported Thursday. The first-generation AirPods include Apple's W1 wireless chip, and last year's Apple Watch Series 3 included a new W2 wireless chip. The second version is supposedly due to be released next year at the earliest will reportedly feature water resistance, though it's now unclear what other new features Apple may have planned for 2019's new AirPods. The tech company has previously teased a wireless charging case in 2017 and this might see the light of day in 2018. The upcoming AirPod is expected to come with new hardware features.

Almost two years after launching the original AirPods Apple is working on an upgrade. And if that wasn't enough, you will be able to summon Siri simply by saying her name - no tapping required. Apple now looks to be changing that notion by having the Airpods do more than just play music, in its effort to add even more features to drive yearly updates. Besides, the upgraded wireless chip will help improve Bluetooth connectivity and facilitate easier transfers. In 2019, meanwhile, Apple's AirPods could be water-resistant. A new AirPods case that supports wireless charging is also rumoured to launch at the same time, along with a new iPhone SE2 and iPads. It shall not, however, be equipped to function when submerged in water.

The price of the AirPower is unknown, but as this is an official Apple product it certainly won't be cheap.

The first-generation AirPods are not listed as being water resistant but it's created to be used while users are working up a sweat during jogs or other workouts. The original Apple wireless headphones doesn't have an IP certification and it's still a bit of risk to expose it to water. The new model will arrive this year itself, Bloomberg claims.

The introduction of the iPhone X was a big deal for a lot of different reasons, but one important one is that it signaled Apple's long overdue adoption of wireless charging.