A possible direction for the further development of wireless AirPods Pro headphones was announced as part of a regular roundup of news about Apple’s plans on the eve of the agency Bloomberg. According to the source, in the foreseeable future this accessory will learn to measure the user’s body temperature and charge the charge through a branded case through the USB-C connector, like new family smartphones.
According to Mark Gurman, Apple is experimenting at the software level with wireless headphone capabilities that will be useful for users with hearing disabilities. First, the device can diagnose these problems using a special application that generates control signals at specific frequencies. Secondly, the possibility of using AirPods as a kind of alternative to a hearing aid should be developed.
Future AirPods models may get a special sensor that measures the user’s body temperature through the ear. This method is believed to provide more accurate results than the wrist temperature measurement provided by certain Apple smartwatch models. In the next generation of AirPods, following the example of the iPhone 15, they will have to switch to a USB-C port in a branded case, which will charge them. This is a completely logical and expected step as part of the standardization and conversion to the infrastructure required by European law.
The author of the original publication also does not exclude that the second generation AirPods will remain on the market after the price reduction from $129 to $99. This type of devices is in high demand, the competition is very strong and a price reduction would allow Apple to strengthen its position in the market. The iOS 17 operating system should also bring improvements in the management of Apple wireless headphones. It will be possible to mute the microphone during a phone call and it will be easier to switch between external devices paired with AirPods.