Wednesday night, the completely wireless earplugs for several hours in Europe were no longer available to Apple – usually an indication of an overhaul.
Will the second generation of Apple’s AirPods hit the market? The rumor mill was booming on Wednesday night, after Apple’s in-house online stores reported that the compact wireless earplugs were abruptly sold out – even in the group’s stores. This is usually regarded by market observers as an indication that a model change is imminent. Affected were various countries in Europe, including the United Kingdom, France, the Netherlands, Scandinavia, Poland, Spain, Italy, Ireland and Germany.
Unchanged in the market
However, it turned out after a few hours that it was probably just a false alarm – meanwhile, the devices that cost Apple 180 euros are again available as normal , although there are several days for Internet orders. That there will be – possibly soon – new AirPods, about the rumors are largely agreed. The completely wireless earplugs are in December for two years unchanged in the market . Even a QI-compatible charging case , which has been announced since 2017, has not yet shown.
What the “AirPods 2” should be able to do
The “AirPods 2” should have various improvements. So it is speculated that Apple could make the audio devices water resistant for the first time – rain and sweat could not harm them then. In addition, an integrated noise suppression conceivable as well as an integrated “Hey-Siri” function, with which the voice assistant is started by acclamation – currently you have to tap the AirPods to. Allegedly, the “AirPods 2” are marketed as a “high-end product” and therefore more expensive than the current version.
Presentation at the end of October?
It is conceivable that Apple will officially introduce the new plugs at the end of October . Then, according to rumor mill another presentation event is planned to be shown on the new Macs and new iPads. The AirPods were initially controversial because of their unusual design, but then quickly developed into a hit.