Items tagged with airpods 2

I have never purchased a set of in-ear earphones with the expectation that if something inside those tiny earbuds fail, I'll be able to rip them open and fix the problem. They are just too small for that sort of thing. Nevertheless, in case anyone is wondering, Apple's new AirPods 2 earbuds are not designed in a way that fosters do-it-yourself (DIY) repair. Let's all feign surprise, shall we? In addition to being a set of earbuds, this is Apple we are talking about, so that is a double whammy against easy repair. I can't really throw too much shade at Apple on this one, though, because of the product category. It would be different if we were talking about big and bulky headphones, but we're... Read more...
A new iteration of Apple's wireless AirPods are coming, and no, they are not likely to be bundled with any of its iPhone models (drats!). However, to help justify the added expenditure, the AirPods 2 are rumored to feature built-in health monitoring, though exactly what that entails is not yet known. We may find out next month. The original rumor points to the second-generation AirPods having "health monitoring functions," which could be just about anything, really. A built-in heart rate monitor is far game, especially with the Apple Watch Series 4 gaining an ECG (electrocardiography) sensor. We're not sure how exactly that would work in the ear, though. The rumor pointed to a release in the... Read more...
Rumors have been going around that Apple has a second generation of the popular AirPods wireless headphones in the works. The so-called AirPods 2 will reportedly have health monitoring features, but exactly what this health feature would be is unknown. This week Apple released iOS 12.2 for developers, and in this release are some changes and references to new features. One of the changes in iOS 12.2 said to be hidden from public view is a new setup interface for the AirPods 2 devices. The setup screen reportedly indicates that there will be a "Hey, Siri" voice prompt that allows users to set up the voice interface for the next-gen AirPods just as they can for an iPhone or iPad. Once the "Hey,... Read more...
Apple's wireless AirPods have proved popular since being introduced a little over two years ago, though in that time they have not received a true refresh. That will eventually change, and perhaps soon. There has been plenty of talk about an AirPods 2 product being in the pipeline, and according to at least one report, Apple will release its second-gen AirPods sometime in the first half of this year. Previously, it was rumored that Apple was going to integrate noise-cancelling technology into is second-gen AirPods, which would be a welcome upgrade. Perhaps even more useful (especially for joggers and outdoor types in general), it was said that refreshed AirPods would follow in the footsteps of... Read more...