According to the report from DigiTimes, Apple will release its next-generation AirPods 2 in the first half of 2019 with health monitoring capabilities.
In terms of wireless headsets, Apple is set to release AirPods 2 sometime in the first half of 2019, and the new wireless earbuds with discrete designs to carry health monitoring functions are expected to receive enthusiastic market responses. Other brand vendors have all planned to launch wireless headsets in the year, with market competition seen to heat up soon.
Also, Ming-Chi Kuo (Well known Apple Analyst) has also predicted that Apple will launch an AirPods 2 that will feature wireless charging functionality and changes as mentioned in the table.
|AirPods 2||AirPods 3|
|Wireless charging: Yes||Wireless charging: Yes|
|Bluetooth 5.0: Yes||Bluetooth 5.0: Yes|
|Apple wireless chip: Yes||Apple wireless chip: Yes|
|More extended range: Yes||More extended range: Yes|
|Hey Siri: No||Hey Siri: Yes|
|Noise cancellation: No||Noise cancellation: Yes|
|Sweat resistance: No||Sweat resistance: Yes|
|New design: No||New design: Yes|
|Release date: the first half of 2019||Release date: sometime in 2020|
Since as predicted, AirPods 2 has no new design, so are you waiting for AirPods 2 or wait for AirPods 3?