Apple Patent Reveals Future AirPods With an Ear Clip Design

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Apple has been awarded a patent by the US Patent and Trademark Office for a new in-ear headset. As you can see in the image above, the design of the wireless in-ear headset is quite different from the current AirPods. The patent was filed by Apple with the US Patent and Trademark Office in March last year, so there is a small chance that the headset seen above could turn out to the higher-end AirPods that are expected to debut next year. Previously, patent applications uploaded on the USPTO website had revealed that Apple is planning to add a wireless speaker to the AirPods case. The case would also be used charge the earbuds when they are placed inside it.

Apple Patent Application Reveals Higher-End AirPods?

The images included in the patent application filed by Apple reveal a completely new design when compared to the current AirPods. Apple’s future AirPods will come with an inner ear clip design, similar to some “Sports In-Ear headphone” on the market currently. The new design should allow the future AirPods to offer a much more secure fit, making them ideal even for workouts and other sports activities. While we cannot be completely sure at this stage, there is a small chance that the in-ear headphones seen in the patent application could be the rumored higher-end AirPods that might be released by the Cupertino-based company sometime next year, along with a new HomePod and studio-quality over-ear headphones.

Apple AirPods 2: What to Expect

According to a report from Bloomberg released earlier this year, the AirPods 2 will allow users to get help from Siri by simply using the “Hey Siri” voice command, instead of having to tap the headphones physically. The AirPods 2 are also tipped to feature a new Apple-designed wireless chip that will be able to manage Bluetooth connections. Apple’s first-generation AirPods, which were released in 2016, feature a W1 chip. Along with the AirPods 2, Apple is reportedly working on higher-end AirPods as well, which could debut sometime next year. These higher-end AirPods will offer noise-cancellation and are likely to be water-resistant as well. However, unlike the latest iPhones, users will not be able to


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