Apple AirPods 2 will come with improved bass performance

Joanna Estrada
February 11, 2019

They also claim that, the AirPower wireless charging pad is "likely to be priced around $150 (£115 / AU$210) at launch".

With any rumors, it's important to take them with a pinch of salt.

It is thought that Apple is set to offer a pair of AirPods $144.90 at Amazon complete with improved bass response without adjusting the exterior shape or dimensions in any way.

According to the report, the new AirPods will look just the same as the old ones - the only difference is a new coating to improve grip. It has been compared to the glass back of Google Pixel 3. The improved grip will also allow the AirPods 2 to better block ambient noise passively.

The addition of new sensors and coating means the AirPods 2 will carry a steep price tag of $199 - up from $159 that the current version costs.

Independent of the MySmartPrice report, a new Digitimes article also says that Apple is expected to launch a new AirPods generation this year, without specifying a firm launch date.

We are also expecting some type of health sensor and features while battery life is thought to be nearly exactly the same.

Coming to the AirPower wireless charging pad, the new report states that the accessory will be chunkier than planned originally because of its 8-7-7 coil configuration and that it will finally see the light of the day in Spring alongside a wireless charging case for existing AirPods that will allow users top them up wirelessly. Additional features are also to be expected but won't be available until iOS 13 comes around.

As for the price of AirPower, it will cost $149 during the official launch and it will be able to charge three devices simultaneously.

After the AirPods 2 were spotted on the Bluetooth SIG website a few months ago revealing a Bluetooth 5.0 LE support, a newly surfaced information just came in with a bit more details. That all sounds great, but there is one downside, and as this is Apple you can probably guess what that is.

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