Apple Is Reportedly Upgrading AirPods, Adding Touch-Free Siri & Water Resistance

Apple will reportedly be updating its AirPods this year, according to Bloomberg. The earbuds, originally released in 2016, will now feature an improved wireless chip, in addition to enhanced Siri activation.

All you have to do to access the Apple assistant is say “Hey Siri.” Currently, you must tap one of the AirPods in order to alert Siri. In addition, Apple is also expected to make the earbuds water-resistant in 2019.

In terms of the aforementioned chip, the accessory currently houses a W1 chip that connects the iPhone to compatible Beats and AirPods. It remains to be seen exactly what improvements will be made to such technology.

For more on the new and improved AirPods, follow over to Bloomberg.

In related news, Apple’s iOS 11.2.6 update inadvertently removes one essential feature. Head here to find out what that entails.

via Highsnobiety