Apple's AirPod may be the best-in-class wireless earphone, but not everyone. Due to the shape of the inner ear of some people, the headphones may not work well with all possible ear shapes or, in some cases, can cause pain when held firmly in the ear. This is a major disadvantage to $ 160 headphones, especially for headphones that are easily lost and not worth replacing.
However, a new patent, which was first filed last year and is now awarded to Apple, incorporates a compatible "universal" AirPod that uses biometric sensors to perform health tracking and specific ear buds.
Approved patent application found by 9to5Mac describes "symmetrical earbud design." Left or right "In this embodiment, the earbuds may include sensors and circuitry configured to determine and change the operation of the earbuds that the earbuds are judged to be sitting on."
The patent teaches that at least one sensor is biometric, Configured to go up against a portion of the trauma ", the AirPod can perform heart rate monitoring and perform body temperature measurements. Track related metrics.
Of course this is a patent. Actual technology can escape the prototype phase, not to mention consumer products for many years. But we know that Apple is working hard to work on the next generation of AirPod in December 2016. I had a lot of sales, but I did not see the update in two years.
According to Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple plans to release a new version of AirPod, a noise-canceling and water-resistant version earlier this year, and will completely redesign the headphones in 2020. If Apple makes the design change and the exchange of buds possible, those products may not disappear after about two years.
There is a problem with the AirPower wireless charging mat that has not been released yet. The company has been silent for over a year and will not work with current AirPods. It is safe to say there is a new version of the impending AirPod. However, if you want a more comfortable design, you may have to wait a few more years to discard the next version .