Apple's AirPods 2 have seemingly been certified by Bluetooth SIG

Apple's AirPods 2 have seemingly been certified by Bluetooth SIG
The original Apple AirPods

Although the decision to remove the headphone jack from its phones was met with quite a bit of criticism, there’s no denying Apple’s wireless AirPods have proven extremely popular among consumers. But for almost an entire year, reports have been pointing towards a second-generation of the accessory. And now it appears that they may actually be on the way.

Revealed by a recently-published Bluetooth SIG listing, Apple has been granted a new certification for a product that, just like the original, will be known as AirPods. The posting itself includes two model numbers – A2031 and A2032 – which confirm that these aren’t the original pair – the current AirPods go by the model numbers A1722 (Left) and A1523 (Right) – and thus suggest that it could be the updated version that has been rumored for some time.

Other than this, the certification listing only confirms that the next-generation pair will support Bluetooth 5.0. However, recent reports have suggested that an improved battery life will arrive alongside always-on Siri. Furthermore, improved audio quality is to be expected too.

Typically, when products receive their Bluetooth certification, a release is just around the corner. But with Apple’s hardware events seemingly over for the year, an updated pair of AirPods is now not expected until Apple’s next product launch in March, where it may also unveil a new iPad Mini.

Apple's AirPods 2 have seemingly been certified by Bluetooth SIG

FEATURED VIDEO

18 Comments

1. surethom

Posts: 1535; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

Please just have a rubber coating not the same smooth design, like myself I know so many people that 1 airpod falls out of there ear.

5. drunkenjay

Posts: 1575; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

yeah it falls off my ear so i use water proof take to help it grip

16. drunkenjay

Posts: 1575; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

tape.

14. vincelongman

Posts: 5555; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Hoping there's a AirPods 2 Pro, redesigned with isolation, ANC and smartpass through

2. darkkjedii

Posts: 30488; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I’ll definitely be picking up a pair for myself and the wife. They’re one of Apple’s most reliable products.

3. japkoslav

Posts: 1206; Member since: Feb 19, 2017

Hopefully they will sound good and won't use hard plastic in parts that go in your ear. Finaly figuring out latency would be a welcome change as well.

4. kiko007

Posts: 7379; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Latency? What latency?

6. Jrod99

Posts: 673; Member since: Jan 15, 2016

My work really well watching movies on trips. Wonder what features new model will have?

12. worldpeace

Posts: 3028; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Sound delay, sound coming a few thousands ms later than what it should be. You won't notice if you only use it to listen to music, but for movies and gaming (especially rhythm game) it's noticeable. tl;dr phone screen show a gun shot, sound come out from airpod AFTER the gun shot.

17. MrHate

Posts: 308; Member since: Feb 09, 2015

They don't have a delay on videos that's wrong. But they do have it for games. But it's not thousands of ms that's also wrong. Thousands of ms would be multiple seconds of delay but its more like 100-200+ ms of delay.

13. japkoslav

Posts: 1206; Member since: Feb 19, 2017

Sound latency - it is not noticeable when you are listening to music or watch movies, because apps usually compensate for latency, but try to play a game or use app that does not or can't use latency compensation and you will hear/see it in an instance. Better yet use good ol' Google and type "airpods latency" you get the measurement right away - 150+ms latency or something like that.

7. hpspectrex360

Posts: 56; Member since: May 10, 2017

OR, seeing as there are no Apple events planned for the near future, these might just be the AirPods with the wireless-charging case, and will be announced via website refresh. Maybe. Then again, fingers crossed for AirPods 2 with noise cancellation.

8. Rigmaster

Posts: 232; Member since: Jan 22, 2018

These don't need an event for release. If sales on the XR and XS/XSM start slipping, these will just show up on the Apple website to add a financial boost. There are still rumored to be another pair for next year so just adding BT 5.0 and perhaps some water-resistant coating will be enough to satisfy demand. If these sell for the same as the originals, it's an easy close to $200 per for Apple. And they will sell by the barrels.

9. Peaceboy

Posts: 640; Member since: Oct 11, 2018

Gonna need a new one, new color must a an option, black, white and gold just like Xs, black would be dope.

10. phonedroid

Posts: 22; Member since: Dec 15, 2017

They fit poorly, sound ehh and are actually bad for your hearing. Make a proper sealed unit with different size tips because ears are all different and we can talk.

15. darkkjedii

Posts: 30488; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I don’t think they’ll do all that, just to get your $170.00 dude. The AirPods are a great accessory as is.

11. cncrim

Posts: 1516; Member since: Aug 15, 2011

Going from no battery to charge everything few of use, is going backward to me. The con is out weigh the pro in this case.

18. Vega007

Posts: 41; Member since: May 18, 2017

I just want them in a space grey color and I would definitely buy them again. Could always keep the old set at work or something. I really love my Airpods.

Latest Stories