Summary of “Apple Plans Upgrades to Popular AirPods Headphones”

Apple Inc., seeking to bolster its wearables business, is working on upgrades to its wireless AirPods headphones, according to people familiar with the matter.
Like with its mobile devices – the iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch – Apple intends to frequently update the AirPods with new hardware features.
The first AirPods include a chip known as the W1, and Apple released the W2 with the Apple Watch last year.
The latest iPhones can survive splashes, while the Apple Watch is considered “Swim-proof.” Apple’s plans could change or be delayed, the people said.
Apple introduced the first AirPods in 2016 alongside the iPhone 7 as a way to replace the traditional wired headphone jack.
Since launch, AirPods have been considered one of the top-performing Apple products and have resonated with both reviewers and consumers.
Apple’s Other Products segment, which includes AirPods, Beats headphones, the Watch, Apple TV and accessories, generated more than $5 billion in revenue for the first time in the company’s fiscal first quarter, representing 36 percent year-over-year growth.
Apple has said it is releasing an upgraded AirPods case this year that allows the headphones to be recharged wirelessly, like the iPhone X. The company is also working on an augmented-reality headset that would launch in 2020 at the earliest, Bloomberg News has reported.

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