Rumors website MySmartPrice said that one of its "trusted sources" claims that AirPods 2, tipped for release this year, will offer better bass response due to improved internals, and both earplugs and cases will include a special matte coating to improve grip, similar to a coating used on the back of Google's Pixel 3 phone.
The report also reiterates the rumors that Apple's second-generation AirPods will include health monitoring features, including heart rate monitoring, and claim that battery life is likely to be more or less similar to the current model.
In addition, the site believes that the new AirPods 2 headphones will be available in black and white colors and cost around $ 200, an increase of $ 40 at current prices, although this detail comes from the same source or just speculation is unclear.
At the same time, the site's Apple AirPower claims wireless charging pad thicker than originally planned due to an internal 8-7-7 coil configuration and will eventually be released in the spring of this year "along with the wireless charging bag for it. first generation AirPods. "Apple is expected to release a standalone AirPod case that can be purchased as an upgrade for existing AirPods to enable wireless charging.
Back in November MySmartPrice was the first to discover new AirPods listings in the Bluetooth Special Interest Groups database, suggesting that an updated version of the accessory would come in the near future. Otherwise, the site does not have much of a record for confirming Apple rumors, so the above details should be taken with a grain of salt.
In a separate report this morning DigiTimes repeated previous information from its supply chains that Apple will launch the new generation of AirPods in the first half. Apple's supplier Inventec is a large assembler of AirPods and expects its deliveries to grow further in 201