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AirPower Trademark Secured to Apple

On Thursday, March 21, Apple has finally secured the AirPower trademark since their first attempt in summer 2018.  Advanced Access Technologies had filed an earlier application to trademark the term.  However, Apple opposed their application in the trademark of AirPower in January 2019 because it would result in confusion with already existing products, such as AirPlay, AirPort, AirPods, and AirPrint.

After acquiring the AirPower trademark, there are more rumors suggesting the launch for their long-awaited charging accessory. AirPower is a charging mat that has been designed to charge Qi-based iPhones, the Apple Watch and AirPods, using a specially designed  wireless compatible AirPods Charging Case, which has also been expecting a soon release. The new mat is big enough to charge all three devices at once, with the AirPower being connected to an external power source.  It also has a feature that lets the iPhone display the battery level of each device on the charging mat.

Although the AirPower charging mat was initially to be released in 2018, it has been reported that they are still working out manufacturing issues for the product, such as software bugs and potentially overheating. As far as pricing for the AirPower charging mat, there has not been a given price except for rumors saying it will be between $130-$200. Based on existing Apple products and wireless accessories,, this sounds like the right price range for this new release.

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AirPod 2 … Is It True?

Apple AirPods are nothing new to the game. They came out in December of 2016, but only became much more popular in 2018. 
You’ve probably heard the buzz about the latest AirPods 2 and it’s true. Said to be dropped later this year, Apple is dropping all new AirPod headphones-and they’re in black! Not only are they changing the color of the headphones from white to black, but it’s also coming out with new improvements. The biggest problem with the first generation of AirPods was that they fall out and are easy to lose. Apple is making it so that there is a grip on the headphones and case, making it easier to grasp. 
Apple is also working to refine the audio which was also a concern by customers. They’re including better bass response and sound quality. The headphones will come in with Bluetooth 5.0. The originals are currently set at Bluetooth 4.2. This means that battery life, speed and range will be majorly improved.  
Last but not least, Apple would like to include biometric sensors to the list of improvements. Though all these additions and tweaks are nice, it comes with a price tag. The original AirPods are worth $159 (£159 in the UK), the AirPod 2 will be listed at $200 ( £200 in the UK). 
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A new report suggests that Apple’s New AirPods will come in early 2019

There are also rumors that Apple will redesign new AirPods for 2020

Would New AirPods be different?

There might be a chance to see a upgraded version of new AirPods in the first quarter of 2019. According to Ming-Chi Kuo, an Apple analyst, the demand for the devices will roar in the upcoming years.

Some rumors said that there would be the debut of the new AirPods during Apple’s product launch in 2018 fall. But sadly, it didn’t appear yet. In Kuo’s predictions, the upgrade rumor about “wireless charging support” could both mean an upgraded case or earpieces themselves. Kuo also says that the next model will come with upgraded Bluetooth specs and an upgraded hinge on the case. Of course it could be more expensive than former version. Also, water resistance and noise cancelation are in the expectations as well. This will make the new Airpods more high-end products.

Kuo notes that there will be an “all new design” for the 2020 AirPods, after the potential 2019 upgrade. He also reportedly says that AirPods are Apple’s most popular accessory ever.  So he predicts that the company will go from selling 16 million in 2017 to more than 100 million by 2021.

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