Apple AirPods 2 could come with “Hey Siri” capabilities

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This new addition is a setup prompt for AirPods that shows you can configure them to use Siri.

Apple AirPods 2 are rumored to be coming soon, which isn’t surprising considering Apple has done fairly well with the first generation. Now, 9to5Mac is reporting that Apple AirPods 2 may have the capability to interface with Siri. Apple released the beta version of iOS 12.2 for developers.

While the new beta has plenty of new features and additions its the inclusion of a hidden feature that caught some attention. This new addition is a setup prompt for AirPods that shows you can configure them to use Siri. Some third-party headphones have this feature already so it’s not surprising that Apple would work it into the Apple AirPods 2.

When pairing the new, yet to be released AirPods, the user will be asked to set up “Hey, Siri”, just like it can be set up for other devices such as iPhones and iPads. This training configures AirPods to respond to only the user’s voice and not the voice of other people. The main difference from using “Hey, Siri” with these new AirPods will be that the AirPods themselves will do the recognition, sending the command to the paired device. This means you’ll be able to use Siri while your iPhone is in your pocket without having to tap on your AirPods.

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While the usefulness of Siri is debatable, having this feature on AirPods is certainly going to appeal to many. There is still no confirmation that we’ll see the second generation of AirPods 2 but we think it is likely we will at some point soon. Apple has also been rumored to be working on a pair of over-ear headphones that will be Apple (not Beats) branded. I’d expect those to have the same capability with Siri.

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 Source: 9to5Mac

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