Apple's wireless AirPower mat could debut next month

by Fredrick Graves February 24, 2018, 4:58
Apple's wireless AirPower mat could debut next month

The next generation of Apple's popular AirPods will feature "Hey Siri" voice detection support, according to a report by Bloomberg.

The mat will only be compatible with the iPhone 8, 8 Plus, and iPhone X. if you have AirPods, you'll need to upgrade to a wireless charging carry case which Apple has yet to launch. Reportedly Apple AirPods 2 could come with some notice-worthy changes. If true, this will make the interaction seamless than before and make AirPods truly hands-free. Apple's iOS11.3 promises iMessages in iCloud, new Animojis and a business chat feature that connects customers to brands.

Notably, shares of Apple have gained over 26.3% in the past year, outperforming the industry's 25.8% rally. And if that wasn't enough, you will be able to summon Siri simply by saying her name - no tapping required. The problem being, it hasn't launched yet and Apple isn't revealing when it will be available or for how much. The company is also planning to include the AirPods in the yearly update cycle, which translates to a new set of AirPods every year. It's unlikely that these AirPods would survive being submerged in water for long periods of time, but they could easily handle a sudden downpour or an unexpected dip. Henceforth Apple AirPod users may never have to worry about those occasional splashes or maybe they can even swim with the Pods. So, further improvement in the tech will only add to Apple's lead as numerous headphone manufacturers are still facing issues to offer foolproof sync between wireless headsets and smartphones.

2nd T20I: Embattled Proteas face a must-win situation against India
Kohli fell to a snorter from Dala as he edged one behind to walk back leaving India in a spot of bother at 45/3 in 5.3 overs. The Indian captain made the same mistake once again, poking at the ball half-heartedly and knicking it to the keeper.

KitGuru Says: I was very against the idea of ditching traditional earphones for wireless versions back when the iPhone 7 leaks first started coming out. The charging mat will enable Apple clients to charge their iPhone, AirPods, and Apple Watch on a similar surface.

This new chip, custom-designed by Apple to handle Bluetooth connections for their wearable devices, will be a significant upgrade from the W1 chip which the current model of Airpods now carries.

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