IANSMar 10, 2018 17:09:20 IST
Apple is working on the next-generation AirPods that will come with noise cancellation and see the light of day in 2019, media reported.
"Feature-wise, the second iteration of AirPods will reportedly include noise cancellation features and the introduction of a new W2 chip," BGR reported late on Friday.
The next iteration of AirPods are expected to be water-resistant and could feature hands-free support for "Hey Siri".
The noise-cancelling improvements are referred to as using physical analogue methods rather than active noise cancellation using electronics as seen in the latest "Beats Studio" headphones, according to 9to5Mac.com.
The Cupertino-headquartered giant will continue to increase production of the wireless earphones, Barclays' analysts suggested.
The HomePod is also expected to get updated later this year and the flagship $349 HomePod could be joined by a cheaper model.
The original AirPods debuted in December 2016 but the release date for a second iteration remains largely unclear.
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