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AirPods rumored to be completely hands-free and water resistant by end of 2018

New AirPods, who dis?

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Bloomberg put out a report recently this week that hints at a few exciting features coming to Apple’s upcoming 2018 AirPods.

There were already rumors circulating back in December that Apple was already deep into new plans for their AirPods. There are looking to keep right by those plans by releasing the AirPods with an improved wireless chip. The new chip will allow for hands-free access to Siri by merely saying “Hey Siri.” Apple is looking to make their flagship earpods completely hands-free. As for 2019 plans, they are looking to make the AirPods water resistant. Customers have complained about AirPods ruined after walking through the rain or drops into puddles.

If Apple stays on the development track of a hands-free 2018 and a water-resistant 2019, Apple fans will be ahead of the game. Other digital assistants like Google Assistant have only just recently become available in headphones and earbuds, like Google’s Pixel Buds. On the other hand, Amazon’s Alexa is available on headphones. But they have not been able to be implemented into wireless earbuds. Manufacturers have been running into issues with putting the Alexa digital assistant into wireless earbuds and headphones without affecting battery life.

As phone manufacturers move towards a hands-free, wire-free way of living, we will see more and more technological advances like the ones Apple has planned. It is nice to see new features, but what I need in my life is efficient wireless charging. I would love to implement wireless charging in my headphones, but everything seemingly runs off of a MicroUSB or USB charger. Hopefully, these new updates won’t affect battery life or longevity.

Do you own a pair of Apple’s AirPods? Do you own another pair of headphones or earbuds from rival companies like Amazon or Google? What do you prefer? Let us know down below!

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