AirPods 2 tipped to launch in the first half of 2019

AirPods 2 tipped to launch in the first half of 2019
Apple is going to launch the second generation of AirPods in the first half of 2019 with new health tracking features onboard. This claims a new report citing inside industry sources. Apple's first-gen wireless earbuds launched more than two years ago, and rumors of an updated model have been floating around for months, but it's finally going to materialize in the coming months.

Apple's first attempt at wireless earbuds has been a huge success for the company, but over the past two years, its R&D teams have been hard at work to figure out how to bring new health tracking features to the next-gen AirPods. Apple's ambitions in health monitoring services are a secret to no one at this point. After releasing the Apple Watch Series 4 last year, with its innovative ECG (electrocardiogram) reading capabilities, the company is now on track launch new features aimed at helping people manage their health better.

How these new features will materialize in the second-gen AirPods, remains a mystery at this point. Digitimes' report cities inside industry sources, but provides no details on a possible implementation. Furthermore, considering the small size and limited internal space of wireless earbuds, it's hard to imagine what advanced health monitoring features could make their way into the next generation of wireless Apple earbuds.

Still, rumors last year suggested that Apple is going to focus heavily on health services in 2019, so AirPods 2 could be part of the broader picture.

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11 Comments

1. surethom

Posts: 1661; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

Please just have a rubber coating on so they stay in my ears. No one I know can wear them as 1 always falls out of there ears.

2. JRPG_Guy

Posts: 140; Member since: Jan 13, 2019

Dodged a bullet by not buying one this month

4. libra89

Posts: 2270; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Funny, I bought one this month and returned it. Glad that I did now.

3. looneyhouston

Posts: 35; Member since: Apr 10, 2014

Wish mine had a rubber seal for your inner ear/ wireless charging/ more controls/ more colors/ and for God's sake shorten the stick that runs down your cheek

8. japkoslav

Posts: 1496; Member since: Feb 19, 2017

If you make it short, mic will be worse.

5. Jrod99

Posts: 713; Member since: Jan 15, 2016

Doubt they will look different. Wear my all the time. Amazing how they stay in your ears. Also have some Jaybird for jogging but really like true wireless.

6. surethom

Posts: 1661; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

Your lucky myself & 4 guys i know 1 of the ear pods does not stay in our ears. They either need a rubber coating or a rubber cover we can put on but STILL fit in the charging case.

7. midan

Posts: 2696; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

"Your lucky myself & 4 guys i know 1 of the ear pods does not stay in our ears." So are you now talking about AirPods or regular EarPods?

11. surethom

Posts: 1661; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

Airpods.

9. Rigmaster

Posts: 234; Member since: Jan 22, 2018

First half of 2019? If the phones aren't selling like hotcakes, get these puppies out now!

10. apple-rulz

Posts: 2009; Member since: Dec 27, 2016

Looking forward to the next version of AirPods, the originals are already awesome, I can’t wait to see what Apple comes up with next.

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