Apple readying new AirPods with 'Hey, Siri' for 2018 (Apple Byte Extra Crunchy Podcast, Ep. 120)

AirPods will soon get some of Siri's smarts, new iPads are expected in March and Fast Company names Apple No. 1 of its Most Innovative Companies for 2018.

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