Apple Likely to Launch AirPods 2 in First Half of 2019: DigiTimes

Rumors about Apple products have always been a fresh fodder for many media. The latest is AirPods 2. According to DigiTimes, Apple is likely to launch AirPods 2 sometime in the first half of this year. However, 9to5Mac refutes the rumor.

Ever since Apple has taken the plunge into accessory manufacturing, customers expect the second version of the same product. AirPods, for example, was an instant hit when Apple launched it in 2017. And now, people are expecting more powerful AirPods. However, rumor mongers keep their fingers on the pulse of Apple products as they have started to spread the news to this effect. According to DigiTimes, Apple is likely to come up with AirPods 2 in the first half of 2019.

Besides the second edition of AirPods, rumor says AirPods 2 may support health monitoring features. 9to5Mac finds an opportunity to take DigiTimes to the task, though gently.

Sponsored Links

Redesigned Apple AirPods 2 May Support Health Monitoring Features

According to 9to5Mac, DigiTimes has failed to maintain accuracy in its rumors, especially of Apple products. Earlier, many analysts have talked about the idea of adding health features to AirPods. DigiTimes, for the first time, floats supply chain rumor about AirPods 2.

The size of AirPods restricts the scope of any health monitoring features. If Apple wanted to insert a tiny accelerometer, which can determine body movement, the company had already packed this feature in Apple Watch.

Apart from small internal batteries in the buds, it is not a good idea to accommodate an optical heart rate monitor.

When Bloomberg reported about pricier AirPods that might be available in 2019, the media never discussed health features in detail. However, Bloomberg made a subtle mention of Apple’s experiment with biometric sensors in AirPods.

Sponsored Links

It is possible that DigiTimes is talking about this ‘pro’ version of AirPods in its report. Bloomberg’s report on the second edition of AirPods mentioned about more expensive option than the current $150 pods.

While AirPods 2 is rumored to be launched this year, Apple itself has been generating interest for AirPods wireless charging case since September 2017. However, there is no news about the shipping of that accessory.

Many trade analysts believe that Apple is perhaps planning to release charging case along with AirPower.

Signing off…

Sponsored Links

After checking the historical data of DigiTimes’ accuracy of rumors, people may not accept the credibility of the news. Apple would like to release its AirPods charging case along with AirPower as there is a stronger chance that users may greet both products with open arms.

You may also like to read more news:

Do you think Apple would launch its AirPower and AirPods 2 at the same time? Share your feedback with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Telegram. Also, make sure to download our app to read other exciting news stories.

Jignesh Padhiyarhttps://www.igeeksblog.com
Jignesh Padhiyar is the co-founder of iGeeksBlog.com who has a keen eye for news, rumors and all the unusual stuff that happens around Apple products. During his tight schedule, Jignesh finds some moments of respite to share side-splitting contents on social media.

Latest Articles

PRODUCT(RED) iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Max by Apple: Rumors

Rumors, sketchy reports, and gossips! Everything is acceptable if it is about Apple products. According to a Chinese media report on the social media...

17 iPad and iPhone Apps Price Drop – 15 February 2019

What happens when you come to know that one of your favorite iPhone/iPad apps price has just dropped-and available at a huge discount? A...

18 Paid iPad and iPhone Apps Gone Free Today – 15 February 2019

iOS Games Gone Free TodayiOS Apps Gone Free TodayWhile there are tons of awesome apps available for free, a number of extraordinary ones come...

How to Manage Subscriptions on iPhone and iPad: Two Methods Explained

Maybe a new plan has caught your eyes or you have decided to finally cancel an App Store subscription as it no longer fits...