Bloomberg's report also claimed that Apple is also planning to release water resistant AirPods for 2019. The report tallies with the previous report from the Apple Post that launch will occur sometime in March.
Apple launched the AirPods back in December 2016 after a two-month delay since unveiling the product at its Sep 7 keynote.
While wireless charging is provided, the wireless charger itself still needs to be plugged in - something that may sound obvious to some, but it's worth pointing out for those new to the world of wireless charging. Are you willing to spend as much as $200 for a wireless charging mat?
Experts expect AirPods to double in popularity in the next year or so.
It's been reported that Apple is now working on a refresh of the AirPods, and one of the brand-new features will be better Siri integration. The original AirPods had the W1 inside, while the Apple Watch had the W2.
Apple is likely to introduce a wireless charging case for its AirPods earbuds when it comes out with AirPower, Computerworld reported Friday. The new AirPods will allow you to invoke Siri by simply saying "Hey Siri" instead of tapping the device. The Airpods also offered the ability to use them with non-Apple devices via standard Bluetooth connectivity. The IP rating also means that the iPhones can survive when submerged in 1 meter of water for a period of 30 minutes. The idea was to replace the traditional wired headphones with a wireless headphones.
The introduction of the iPhone X was a big deal for a lot of different reasons, but one important one is that it signaled Apple's long overdue adoption of wireless charging.
While there is no concrete release timeline for a new AirPods model, rumors suggest the update may be unveiled during the latter half of 2018.