Apple’s forthcoming second-generation AirPods will feature a new design and improved audio performance, while its AirPower wireless charging pad will launch in the Spring, a new report claims today.
Rumor site MySmartPrice said one of its „trusted sources“ claims the AirPods 2, tipped for release this year, will offer better bass response thanks to improved internals, and both the earbuds and case will include a special matte coating to enhance grip, similar to a coating used on the glass back of Google’s Pixel 3 phone.
The report also repeats previous rumors suggesting Apple’s second-generation AirPods will feature health monitoring [...]
Apple is planning its own over-ear headphones for as early as the second half of 2019, according to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman.
Beats Solo3 Gurman briefly mentioned the more specific timeframe in a report claiming that Sonos is also developing a high-end pair of wireless, over-the-ear headphones that could be launched by next year. He previously said the Apple headphones could debut as early as this year, so the „second half“ distinction is new.
Gurman previously reported that the headphones will use Apple branding and be positioned as a higher-end alternative to the company’s line of Beats headphones. He also said Apple originally intended to [...]
DigiTimes reports today that Apple will release next-generation AirPods that include „health monitoring features“ in the first half of 2019.
In terms of wireless headsets, Apple is set to release AirPods 2 sometime in the first half of 2019, and the new wireless earbuds with discrete designs to carry health monitoring functions are expected to receive enthusiastic market responses.
The mention appears in an article focusing on how wearables are expected to drive rigid-flex PCB market growth in 2019, but the report cites no sources for the AirPods rumor, and only mentions that Tiawan-based printed circuit board makers Zhen Ding Tech and Flexium [...]
The next-generation iPhone XR will feature a 4×4 MIMO antenna design, according to a Barclays research note obtained by MacRumors.
4×4 MIMO, short for multiple-input, multiple-output, has the potential to significantly improve LTE transmission by increasing the number of data paths between cellular towers and a mobile device to four. Simply put, the next iPhone XR would feature four antennas, allowing for faster data speeds.
iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max models feature Gigabit-class LTE with a 4×4 MIMO antenna design, while the current iPhone XR supports 2×2 MIMO.
A few months ago, PC Magazine reported that the iPhone XS and iPhone XS [...]