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. Also Read - Apple could launch a foldable iPad with the micro-LED screen in 2023Also Read - Fortnite banned by Apple, Google: Epic Games files lawsuit against both
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. Also Read - Apple iPhone 12 camera optics on schedule, says supplier
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.