Apple AirPods have been hitting the rumor mill lately, chiefly because Apple is expected to release the second-generation of the earphones lately. Now, it is being reported that the AirPods 2 will be making an appearance at an Apple Keynote on Match 25.
According to a report from AppleSfera, the keynote will be focused around the new video streaming service and news subscription that has been doing the rounds for some time. The report also added that a reliable but unnamed supplier has shown the published evidence of the product life-cycle of the AirPods coming to an end on 28 March.
The AirPods 2 will reportedly go on sale on March 29, which is the timeline when Apple will be holding its keynote. Nevertheless, this report suggests some ambiguity, therefore, it needs to be taken with a pinch of salt.
Earlier, DigiTimes had said in a report that in the upcoming three or four months we are sure to hear an announcement regarding the launch of the next generation of AirPods. Apple is not expected to make radical design changes to the AirPods as it might make the device bulky and unattractive.
Bloomberg while reporting about the possibility of the launch of AirPods 2, though without going into many details, said that Apple might introduce features like integrated health monitoring in the device.
The current version of AirPods, not unlike iPhones and Apple Watch, come integrated with an accelerometer which could help in determining body movement. Apart from that, the batteries inside the AirPods are tiny so while integrating the health monitor feature might as well increase the size of the battery, nevertheless, given Apple’s reputation for style over substance it is unlikely that we see any battery changes on the device.