New and Improved Apple AirPods Are on the Way

With better Siri support and water resistance
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Apple is reportedly set to debut an updated version of the company's immensely popular AirPods, according to Bloomberg, with future models offering better support for digital voice assistant Siri, as well as water resistance. Set to release as early as 2018, the new model will activate Siri hands-free with the voice command "Hey, Siri," thanks to an upgraded Apple-designed wireless chip for managing Bluetooth connections. A subsequent model expected to launch in 2019 will offer water resistance, ideal for commuters caught during the occasional patch of rain. Stay tuned for confirmation from Cupertino.