Apple AirPods are one of the best earbuds available in the market. Over the years, the AirPods have received a number of updates, but they’re still earbuds. This means you’ll need an iPhone or other device to use the AirPods. Apple may be planning to change that.
Apple has patented the design of the upcoming AirPods case that may feature a built-in touchscreen display. According to a newly published patent, this technology will allow users to control audio sources and interact with applications connected to the connected device. reports Apple gently. Essentially, it’s a version of the AirPods with a display on the charging case, which shows music information and playback controls.
The patent was filed by the iPhone maker in September 2021 and was published by the US Patent and Trademark Office last week titled ‘Devices, methods, and graphical user interface interaction with a headphone case’.
The patent noted, “The utility of the headphone case may be enhanced, and user control over the user’s wireless headphones, by configuring the headphone case with an interactive user interface to enable user control of operations connected to the wireless headphones.” can be improved.”
“There is a need for a headphone case device that can control operations traditionally associated with headphones (e.g., playback control, changing the audio source, changing the audio output mode, etc.). There is a further need for a headphone case that allows a user to control haptics and / Or can also give information through display device.
But there is no information whether this AirPods Pro version will work independently or not. Considering it’s an Apple device, it’s unlikely to drop iPhone support.
The report states that the case is expected to include additional processors and memory modules that will allow it to carry out specific instructions that are traditionally associated with smartphones, computers and other connected devices.
– Written with inputs from IANS
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