Apple8217;s next version of AirPods, often referred to as AirPods 2, will supposedly launch before the end of the year, according to a prolific leaker.
Let8217;s back up a minute first: The company8217;s AirPower wireless charger mat, which is meant to charge the iPhone, Apple Watch, and AirPods at the same time, has yet to release and wasn8217;t even mentioned during Apple8217;s latest iPhone and iPad press events. So, its rumoured AirPods 2 upgrade, which is thought to include a case that can be charged wirelessly, has obviously yet to be confirmed.
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Reports have claimed the new earbuds will launch this year, with a well-known Apple analyst, Ming-Chi Kuo, insisting the AirPods 2 could launch either in late 2018 or early next year. Now, a person on Twitter, who has a solid track record when it comes to leaking news about upcoming devices 8211; especially Samsung products, has said Apple8217;s new AirPods are set to arrive this year.
Apple will definitely launch AirPods 2 this year.
Ice Universe said on Twitter that “Apple will definitely launch AirPods 2 this year8221;, but that8217;s it. As a refresh, Apple held an iPhone event in September and a iPad and Mac event in October, and at both of those shows, it neglected to mention AirPods 2 and its previously announced charging mat. We doubt Apple would hold a third event before the end of the year, so if those devices do launch, it could be with little fanfare.
The AirPower is seriously delayed, so maybe Apple won8217;t want to highlight that with a big event. However, even if AirPower isn’t ready, Apple could still launch new AirPods, as they should work with the same wireless chargers supported by iPhone and other smartphones.