The rumor comes from a Spanish blog Pommesfera, which suggests that Apple is considering replacing its current generation AirPods March 29th. The blog quotes a source that would be familiar with Apple 's projects and backs up this claim by referring to a screen capture supposedly taken from Apple' s inventory management software that shows it. original. AirPods reaching their "end of life" on March 28th.
Earlier this month, another unsubstantiated rumor that Apple would plan to hold an event on the product during the second half of March, will announce the second generation. AirPods, the wireless AirPower charger, an affordable new iPad and an iPad mini 5.
It would be remiss not to mention the other rumor that appeared the same day. Steve Hemmerstoffer (@OnLeaks) has received separate information, also from an unverified source, suggesting that Apple will launch a wireless network AirPods Charge in the near future but AirPods 2 will not launch until the fall.
It is unclear whether these rumors carry weight, but some fall into the launch schedule suggested by previous rumors. Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said in October that a new version of the AirPods will launch towards the end of the fourth quarter of 2018 or the beginning of the first quarter of 2019, and he then specified that he expects new AirPods in the first half of 2019.
Listings for new AirPods were also added to the regulatory database of the special Bluetooth interest group in November, suggesting that an updated version of the accessory might soon be available.
Apple plans to host a service-oriented event on March 25, which suggests that it's likely that a AirPods The announcement will not be available, but Apple may choose to announce an update via a press release.
New AirPods should include wireless charging support and enhanced Bluetooth connectivity, while other unsubstantiated rumors claim that the new headphones could include "health monitor" features and a special matte coating to improve adhesion.
A report suggested the second generation AirPods could be more expensive, costing about $ 200, up $ 159. That said, other reports say the price will stay at $ 159, so little is verified at this point.
In the longer term, Apple will also work on third-generation AirPods that will be marketed in 2020 with a new design. These third generation AirPods are supposed to include noise cancellation features and increase the distance AirPods can be listened to from an iPhone or iPad.