New Bose headphones & AirPods 2 2017?

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by Unknown_X, May 9, 2017.

  1. Unknown_X macrumors newbie


    May 8, 2017

    I am currently considering the Bose Soundsport wireless as well as apple AirPods. However, I am concern that there might be possibility of apple launching new AirPods (AirPods 2) or Bose launching new wireless headphones later this year.

    Is there such possibility?
  2. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    I can't speak for Bose. But with the current constraint with the AirPods and the delivery times currently today, would be very highly unlikely that Apple is going to have a version two of the AirPods slated to launch this year when they can't even meet the current demands to ship the AirPods.

    Not to mention, the AirPods just launched five months ago in December, do you really think Apple would launch a second version the AirPods within six months? From a manufacturing standpoint, that makes zero sense, nor is it logical.
  3. Unknown_X thread starter macrumors newbie


    May 8, 2017
    yeah I agree. However, I am worried that apple would introduce the 2nd version of AirPods due to the 10th anniversary iPhone.
  4. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    Again, it's not logical for Apple to release version two of the AirPods when Version one has only been five months available. I Have no idea why you would even think that.
  5. Gen macrumors 6502a


    Jul 15, 2008
    completely agree. especially, like you mentioned earlier, its still a six week waiting period to get them. i think we're at least two years out from getting any new airpods.
  6. Unknown_X thread starter macrumors newbie


    May 8, 2017
    how about Bose headphones? Any idea on how long they usually update their product?
  7. EDH667, May 10, 2017
    Last edited: May 10, 2017

    EDH667 macrumors 6502a


    Nov 25, 2009
    Northern California
    There is no way to tell when Bose will release a new set of headphones in a product category. Here is an example of the QuietComfort series of around the ear noise cancelling headphones; QuietComfort 15 Headphones released 8/2009, QuietComfort 25 released 9/2014, QuietComfrot 35 released 6/2016.
  8. Newjackboy macrumors 6502

    Aug 6, 2012
    if you're nervous. buy second hand/used for a cheaper price now. then sell whenever ever the new version of "whatever" is released
  9. twinlight macrumors 6502a


    Sep 4, 2016
    Won't see new Airpods for 1-2 years. No big improvement can be made. It's so small and cramped inside that bigger or better battery is unlikely. Smaller and more efficient chip, sure but it's already tiny. No more than a few percent increase there to be made.

    Only thing I can think of is better accelerometer and maybe an activity mode for reading your pulse in ear. But it's unlikely since it would drain the battery faster and Apple want us to get the Watch for that and controlling music.

    Just get the AirPods. They are worth it!
  10. Newjackboy macrumors 6502

    Aug 6, 2012
    think volume control should/will be on the next gen - perhaps early next year?

    Will first see if a new pen is released later this year to get an idea?
  11. macdragonfl, Jun 16, 2017
    Last edited: Jun 18, 2017

    macdragonfl macrumors 6502a


    Jan 11, 2006
    Ft. Lauderdale,Fl
    They could improve the sound quality, that could be a "s" type upgrade. Thats their only weakness.
  12. Cogsworth macrumors 6502


    Feb 7, 2015
    As others have said I highly doubt we will see a new version of Airpods any time soon.
  13. antnee macrumors regular

    Jan 7, 2014
    Others saying its highly unlikely look at the watch...the released a new one a year after.
  14. JT2002TJ macrumors 6502a

    Nov 7, 2013
    Although it was the next calendar year, it was almost a year and a half between Gen 1 (0, 0.5 whatever you want to call it) and Gen 2 apple watches.
  15. fountaineer macrumors member


    Jun 22, 2008
    Normally I don't think Apple would consider releasing AirPods 2 within a year of the original. Normally but blu tooth 5.0 is around the corner as well as airplay 2. So it might be a perfect time for Apple to potentially release version 2 that works much better and is more power efficient.

    So maybe but still unlikely.
  16. Neodym macrumors 68000


    Jul 5, 2002
    While unlikely, there is precedence for very short product cycles from Apple themselves: The iMac, for example, has seen cycles of less than a year more than once.
  17. mctrials23 macrumors 6502

    Sep 19, 2013
    I think its more likely that we would see different colour gen1 airpods when the next iphone is released.
  18. ano0oj macrumors 6502

    Apr 20, 2010
    Anything you buy from Apple will be outdated in under a year...if you keep waiting for the latest and greatest you'll never have them!

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