Along with iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus in 2016, Apple also introduced its AirPods wireless earbuds in 2016. It’s been a little over two years since then, but the Cupertino-based technology major still hasn’t outed an updated version of the earbuds. Apple has had two major events in the second-half of this year, where many were expecting AirPods 2 to go official, but that obviously didn’t happen.
As of now, there’s no definitive official information regarding when (if ever) the second-generation Apple AirPods will be launched. However, if a recent tweet by reliable tipster Ice universe (@UniverseIce) is to be believed, that may very well happen this year.
Apple will definitely launch AirPods 2 this year.
— Ice universe (@UniverseIce) November 12, 2018
Going by the tweet, it seems the tipster’s information is quite solid. That said, Apple’s major launches for this year are all wrapped up. So even if AirPods 2 (assuming that’s what they are going to be called) are still on track for a 2018 launch, it’s quite possible that Apple will go for a soft launch, since holding a dedicated event for launching an audio accessory seems a bit futile.
For now, it seems that all Apple fans can do is wait and see if the second-generation AirPods finally go official this year or not.
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It’s worth mentioning that Apple AirPods 2 have been rumored for quite a while now. Earlier this year, a report mentioned that Apple is considering turning the charging case of the AirPods into a Bluetooth speaker, citing a patent filed by the technology major.