If There is a version two of the AirPods, it won’t be until fall 2018. That said, I would still take advantage of the current AirPods, as they are excellent. And I also don’t forsee version 2 of the AirPods being drastically different.It’s safe to say that I can buy AirPods now without worrying on a instant update
The OP would be concerned of newer features being added to v2.0.Are you afraid that if you buy now and a new version comes out, yours will stop working?? Buy now, use them and enjoy them. Stop worrying about the next thing.
Rumor has it a W2 chip would be part of AirPods 2.0 - unknown what features that would bringThe OP would be concerned of newer features being added to v2.0.
If Airpods v2.0 had Bluetooth 5.0 support added for eg. then the audio quality may receive a boost as well as their range & battery life.
I've no idea when the next ones will be released...no indication of any timeframe.
If I were the OP, I'd grab these little beauties now.
Been rumored on other sites.... they say two different versions; 2018 for AirPods with W2 chip and wireless charging case; 2019 for noise-canceling version. No one really knows.First rumours of not only a v2 but also a v3 (pro AirPods)...
Got mine on launch day Dec. 2016 and a few days ago had them in my swimsuit pocket. The hot tub did a job on the case but the AirPods still work perfectly. So for now I use my wife's case to charge them. Gonna wait to see if they release a Gen.2 this fall. If not I may grab a wireless case (should release with AiPower pad) to go with the 2018 iPhone upgrade I'm planning for. AirPods are my goto BT earphones - even beyond the Bose QC35s
OH MY!! I tossed the case last week.Same with me except it was a washing machine. My case won't power on but the AirPods work fine after charging them with my wife's case. I wound up ordering a new case from Apple support and with tax and shipping it was about $75. If you go that route, Apple will want the serial number that is on the underside of the case lid.
If they're still paired with your phone via the tossed case the serial number should show in settings/general/about whilst connected.