Rumor Site MySmartPrice said one of its "trusted sources" claims that the AirPods 2, due to be released this year, would offer better bass response thanks to improved internals, a special matte finish to improve grip, similar to a coating used on the glass back of the Google Pixel 3 phone.
The report also reiterates rumors that Apple's second generation AirPods have condition monitoring features, including heart rate monitoring, and that battery life is likely to be more or less similar to the current model.
In addition, the site believes that the new AirPods 2 earphones will be available in black and white colors and cost around $ 200. This is an increase of the current price by $ 40 source or just speculation is unclear.
Meanwhile, the site claims that Apple's AirPower will be thicker than originally planned due to its internal 8-7-7 coil configuration, and will eventually appear wireless charger case for the first generation AirPods this spring. "Apple is expected to release a standalone AirPods case that can be purchased as an upgrade to existing AirPods to enable wireless charging.
Back in November MySmartPrice first detected new AirPods entries in the Bluetooth Special Interest Group's registration database, suggesting that an updated version of the accessory might be released in the near future. Otherwise, the site does not have a great track record for confirmed Apple rumors, so the above details should be taken with a grain of salt.
In a separate report this morning DigiTimes reiterated earlier information from its supply chain sources that Apple will launch the new generation AirPods in the first half of this year. Apple supplier Inventec is a major manufacturer of AirPods and expects deliveries to continue in 201