AppleInsider has reported that Apple's 2nd generation of the AirPods will arrive within the first half of 2019. The second coming of Apple's wireless model is set to include a health monitoring chip, and the potential of "wireless charging support," the latter has yet to be confirmed by the company itself. Back in December, Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo predicted the inclusion of "wireless charging support" to combat waning battery life, as well as a Bluetooth specification upgrade, rendering connectivity possible in a greater number of situations. Rumors of an upgrade on the product's noise cancelation and water resistance have yet to substantiate.

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Early reports of an improved product haul date back to June of last year with Apple suggesting the implementation of an "over-the-ear headphone" to complement the AirPod. "Apple to have own-brand, high-end over-ear headphones with all-new design; to be as convenient as AirPods with better sound quality; shipments to begin (fourth quarter 2018) at earliest," wrote Ming-Chi Kuo, in a report that was proven false due to a relative postponement of  the prototype, in conjunction with ever-changing consumer needs.

Consumers will be able to profit from the AirPod sharing a platform with the unveiling of the iPhone XS, XS Max, and its econo-sibling, the XR model. Unfortunately, the 2nd Gen AirPod will not come replete with a screwable toothbrush-head as some would have liked.

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