Apple is working on a refreshed model of its AirPods – here’s what’s new

Apple is working a refreshed model of its wireless AirPods headphones that will let users summon Siri using their voice, according to a new report.

The Cupertino company has two refreshed variants of the AirPods in the pipeline, reports Bloomberg. The first, which could launch as early as this year, will feature an improved wireless chip that will let users summon Siri using the Hey Siri hot word.

Bloomberg noted that the second model – tipped to hit the shelves sometime next year – features a slightly different design that is capable of surviving the odd splash of water and rain, though it won’t be able to be submerged in a body of water.

We awarded the first-generation AirPods a respectable seven out of ten in our comprehensive review, with our main criticism being that they left us wanting more in the audio department – they don’t sound too dissimilar to Apple’s £29 EarPods.

Apple is expected to showcase the second-generation AirPods at its annual Worldwide Developers Conference in June, as well as an updated model of the iPad Pro. It could also detail the release date of iOS 12 at the invite-only gathering.

Related: WWDC 2018

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