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AirPods 2 getting closer as seen in iOS 12.2 beta

The first beta version of iOS 12.2 is still being researched by developers and onlookers. Therefore we are slowly learning about future developments of iOS and other devices such as AirPods 2. As we have discovered, iOS 12.2 will include a hidden configuration screen which has a clear relationship with a new generation of Apple wireless headphones.

We’ve been talking for some time now about what would be the second generation of the famous AirPods first launched by Apple in December 2016. The last news we had about it was that this renewal of Apple’s bluetooth headphones would arrive during the first half of 2019.

AirPods 2 getting closer as seen in iOS 12.2 beta
AirPods 2 getting closer as seen in iOS 12.2 beta

Setting up ‘Oye Siri’ for AirPods found in iOS 12.2

The truth is that the second generation of AirPods would hardly bring anything new, at least as far as we know. The most visible one would be related to the case and that is that, as we saw in September 2017, there will be a case with wireless charging capacity . This case of the alleged AirPods 2 was seen at the same time as the AirPower charging cradle so it is likely that both accessories came on the market at the same time.

Another novelty that has been rumoured and we can practically take it for granted is the one related to Siri. Many users have asked for AirPods to be able to invoke Siri through the “Hey Siri” command and as seen in the first iOS 12.2 beta this will finally be possible.

In the hidden screen detected in the beta we can see how you can configure from the iPhone the option “Oye Siri” for the AirPods 2 so that when this function is activated you don’t even need to touch the sensors of the headphones to talk to the iPhone assistant.

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We will have to wait for new betas to see if the configuration of this option for the new AirPods continues or if it is a somewhat advanced inclusion by Apple. In any case, and as we have been saying, we are less and less aware of the AirPods 2 and it is likely that this launch will take place without any presentation event in between.

What do you think about this news? Do you think this new AirPod functionality will be useful? Tell us your impressions in the comments.