The new fifth beta iOS 12 contains images of the updated wireless charging case AirPods. The new case was first unveiled last year, but was delayed along with the AirPower charging stand. Both devices should finally come out this year. The recovered images show a new case for AirPods with LED indicator indicating charging status. If you can find out the charging status AirPods without opening the case, then it can work with AirPower.
The images show a case with a green light bulb, indicating that it is fully charged, and yellow – charging is still in progress.
The current headphone model is called AirPods 1.1, and the new one will be called AirPods 1.2. However, Apple has not yet confirmed that the headphones themselves will be updated along with the case.
It is already known that the owners of the current AirPods will be able to buy the new cover separately.
For the first time, the AirPower charging stand was presented in September last year, and it should have been released early this year. However, due to problems with production, the release of the stand was postponed until this fall. It will most likely come out at the same time as AirPods 2018.
In June, information appeared that in 2019 Apple it will release new premium AirPods, a new version HomePod and studio headphones.
According to sources, Apple wants to release premium AirPods ones with noise cancellation and water resistance, as well as longer range. The water protection is not for listening to music while swimming, it is for keeping out the rain. They can also add biometric sensors to track heart rate, etc.
Technically, it will be AirPods 3 generations, as new AirPods should be released this year. They will have a new processor as well as support for activation Siri by voice command.
Apple is due to release iOS 12 this September along with new versions of macOS, tvOS and watchOS. The new technique Apple should be presented around this time. New devices with iOS and Mac computers will be introduced.