Apple always intends to give more reasons to the users to upgrade to the newer versions of its products, and it is possibly doing the same with its wireless AirPods. According to Bloomberg, the tech giant is reportedly working on a new model of the popular headphones, which would come with several upgrades. The new model will arrive this year itself, Bloomberg claims.
Internally at Apple, the newer version of the wireless earbuds is being referred to as B288. Apple AirPods’ new model will reportedly make it easier for the users to summon Siri. Currently, users need to double-tap the sides of the earbuds to trigger Siri via AirPods. However, the new model, which would come up with an upgraded wireless chip, would allow users to activate Siri with the “Hey, Siri” voice command – similar to Amazon’s Echo devices or the iPhone, according to Bloomberg.
Bloomberg report also talks about a 2019 version for AirPods. The 2019 version would reportedly come with a water-resistance feature. However, the report notes that the water-resistance would just be enough to protect the earphones against “splashes of water and rain,” unlike the full submersion, like with the current Apple Watch. The report, however, notes that Apple’s plan may change or get delayed.