Apple has difficulty working on a follow-up of its very successful AirPod Wireless Earplug. Little is known for the so-called AirPods 2, but now a new certification from Bluetooth SIG – the standard organization that oversees the development and licensing of wireless technology – reveals some interesting new subscriptions.
According to the certification, leaked and published on the MySmartPrice technology publication, Apple AirPods 2 will support Bluetooth 5.0 instead of the Bluetooth 4.2 version in the original AirPods. Among other improvements, this should offer improved battery life for the wireless earplugs.
AirPods currently supports five hours of listening time and up to two hours of talk time on a single charge. Carrying bag, which charges the earplugs every time they are placed inside, can fill up AirPods enough to correspond to 24 hours of listening time.
It's hard to wonder exactly how much battery life can be improved thanks to the introduction of Bluetooth 5.0, especially since Apple could decide that it would rather keep battery life the same as the first generation of AirPods, and rather shave some bulk from earplugs to make them skinnier.
However, it's the way the company has taken its iPhone and iPad ranges, focusing on the same battery life while reducing the size of the latest devices.
Battery life aside, the latest Bluetooth version offers some other improvements. Bluetooth 5.0 offers four times the wireless range of Bluetooth 4.2 standard used in the original AirPods, so you will not be tied to your iPhone as close to next generation earplugs. The new Bluetooth standard also offers twice as much data transfer as its predecessor.
According to the leaked Bluetooth SIG certification, the new ear samples are identified with model numbers A2031 and A2032, which are believed to identify left ear plug and right ear bud.
The latest leak comes days after Apple updated a trademark application in Hong Kong and Europe referring to its AirPod Wireless Ear Plugs. The updated brand searches, discovered by the eagle eyes Patently Apple refers to the yet unrecognized AirPods 2 as Class 10 hardware.
For those who are not relevant to their legalesis, Class 10 refers to devices intended to be a general welfare unit, which typically includes "health, fitness, fitness and health sensors, monitors, speakers and monitors for measuring, displaying, track, report, monitor, store and transmit biometric data, heart rate, body movement and burned calories. "
This probably confirms previous wisdom from the supply chain that suggested that second-generation AirPods will be more health-focused, sweat-resistant iteration. It is possible that Apple allows earplugs to fill your activity rings à la Apple bell.
Apple is rumored to be ready to launch its new AirPods in time for Christmas shopping. T3 will keep you updated about any rumors.