Sound is basically vibrations, which is why it doesn’t come as a surprise to learn that some audio companies are relying on those vibrations to create earphones that use bone conductivity to deliver audio to the listener. However, such earphones aren’t exactly common, but maybe future AirPods could employ the use of the technology.
Apple typically refreshes their products every year. With the AirPods Pro launching in 2019, many expected that the second-gen model could be launching this year, but unfortunately it seems that might not be true. According to a DigiTimes report (paywall), it seems that we could be in for a wait.
The market is starting to become flooded with true wireless earbuds. While many made fun of Apple when they launched the AirPods, it quickly became clear that this was a new market segment to consider. OnePlus is set to launch their own pair of wireless earbuds and they are teasing its price that could put the AirPods to shame.
While we know that Apple is most likely working on new laptops and computers, we have also heard rumors that the company is working on new accessories. When exactly they will launch is anyone’s guess, but according to prolific leakster @L0vetodream, apparently Apple is “ready” to start shipping some of them.
The problem with using Bluetooth headsets is that sometimes it can be troublesome when you’re switching in between devices. For example, you could be listening to a pair of earphones paired with your smartphone, but if you wanted to use it with your laptop, you’d have to make the switch manually.
Many have been wondering when Apple might refresh its AirPods earphones. According to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, his latest report claims that the third-gen AirPods will only be launching in the first half of 2021. This is pretty much in line with Kuo’s earlier report that claimed that the AirPods 3 will only come in 2021.
Fake Apple products aren’t exactly new. Given their high-desirability, it’s not surprising that many counterfeiters are hoping to take advantage of that and profit off unsuspecting customers. Thankfully though, it seems that the US will now have slightly less fake Apple products in the market.
As some of you might recall, back in early 2019, Apple announced that they would be cancelling their AirPower wireless charging mat. This was hot on the heels of various reports in which it claimed that Apple had run into some technical hurdles with the device and could not solve it in time.
Headphones with built-in health monitoring features aren’t new, but it looks like Apple wants to get in on the action. This is according to a recent DigiTimes report in which they claim that Apple could potentially use ambient light sensors in a future pair of AirPods, but it stops short of actually mentioning why.
Ever since Apple ditched the 3.5mm headphone jack, the company first bundled EarPods but included an adapter. The company later changed this by including EarPods with a Lightning connector, but now with the iPhone 12, a report from analyst Ming-Chi Kuo claims that the device could finally see Apple ditch the EarPods for good.
For those who have been following the rumors, you might have heard that Apple could be working on a pair of over-ear headphones called the AirPods Studio. One of the alleged rumored features include the ability to swap out parts like the headband and the earcups themselves.
For a while now, we have been hearing rumors that Apple could be looking to develop their own brand of over-ear headphones, and now according to the latest rumor from Jon Prosser, he claims that these headphones will be known as the AirPods Studio and that they could cost as much as $349.
Earlier this week, a tweet by Jon Prosser of FrontpageTech suggested that Apple could be launching a new pair of AirPods next week. However, well-connected Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo doesn’t seem to think so, and in a new investor’s note, Kuo claims that Apple’s AirPods lineup might not be getting a refresh this year at all.
We have been hearing rumors that Apple could be planning a new pair of AirPods Pro called the AirPods X. This is supposed to be a “Lite” version of the AirPods Pro. The earphones were originally rumored to be announced at WWDC 2020, which will be taking place mid-year in a new online-only format, but that may no longer be the case.