Apple AirPods 2 receives Bluetooth SIG certification, launch soon?

Apple AirPods 2 receives Bluetooth SIG certification, launch soon?

Apple AirPods 2 will offer Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity as well as several health-oriented features.

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Apple AirPods 2 could launch sooner than expected. (Image of AirPods for representation)

It looks like the new AirPods are finally coming. The second-generation AirPods have received the mandatory Bluetooth SIG certification, as reported by MySmartPrice. This certification suggests that Apple could announce the AirPods 2 sooner than expected. The original AirPowers were announced, alongside the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus in 2016.

Interestingly, the earbuds might come with a new health sensing technology, which is more aligned to Apple’s greater vision. Two new listings have been unearthed, which have model numbers that mention that they will support Bluetooth 5.0. Besides this, it’s being said that they will offer improved battery backup and better range of operation.

Separately, a PatentlyApple report has also listed that AirPods 2 could offer a host of general wellness instruments. Among those, one can expect biometric trackers, heart rate sensors, calorie counter, and body movement trackers. The report further claims that the original trademark for the upcoming AirPods was filed on August 22 last year, that hints at including audio recording, voice recognition, and remote control. Through a patent, it is believed that the new AirPods will also come with noise-canceling capabilities.

Also read: Apple to launch iPad Mini 5, AirPods 2, and AirPower in late 2018 or early 2019: Kuo

Ever since Apple launched the AirPods in 2016, the earbuds have redefined the true wireless headset segment. We already know that the Cupertino company has been working on a new pair of wireless earbuds and the launch is expected sometime in 2019. In fact, Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo had previously claimed that Apple might launch the all-new AirPods next year. Many unconfirmed reports even claim that the new AirPods will be announced alongside the StudioPods, a premium over-the-ear headphones.