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Apple plans upgrades to popular AirPods headphones • Bloomberg
Mark Gurman:
<p>The Cupertino, California-based technology giant is working on a new version for release as soon as this year with an upgraded wireless chip, the [unnamed] people said. A subsequent model for as early as next year is planned to be water resistant, they added, asking not to be identified discussing private product plans.

The model coming as early as this year will let people summon Apple’s Siri digital assistant without physically tapping the headphones by saying "Hey Siri." The function will work similarly to how a user activates Siri on an iPhone or a HomePod speaker hands-free. The headphones, internally known as B288, will include an upgraded Apple-designed wireless chip for managing Bluetooth connections. The first AirPods include a chip known as the W1, and Apple released the W2 with the Apple Watch last year.

The idea for the water-resistant model is for the headphones to survive splashes of water and rain, the people said. They likely won’t be designed to be submerged in water.</p>

"Splashes of water"? Didn't know they were subjected to that much. Note in passing all the fol-de-rol of formal American newswriting: the amazingly dull headline, the requirement to describe Apple as "the Cupertino-based technology giant", in case you were trying to find them on a map; the inability to just say "my sources"; the strangulated "as soon as this year" instead of "perhaps this year". It's like a weird grammar of its own.
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AirPod accessories: Tips, straps, sleeves, and skins | Macworld
Dress up your wireless earbuds with these sleeves, tips, skins, and straps.
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Tips and Tricks for Getting the Most Out of Your New AirPods - Mac Rumors
AirPods were a hot ticket item this holiday season, selling out from Apple and other retailers.



We're guessing quite a few MacRumors readers...
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25 days ago by twleung
In defence of the single AirPod | iMore
When you want to be alone but part of the world, use a single AirPod.
Every day, I walk. Sometimes it's with the dog, usually in a languid, finite circle, but most of the time it's just to walk. To be not here, in front of a computer. It's a relief, and a release. And at some point in the last year — and I can't exactly say when — I started walking with a single AirPod.
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