Apple's update to its wireless earbuds, which are expected to be called the , is due for an update since its original launch in 2016. While the general consensus expects Apple to unveil them in September, a new rumor reports that they may come much sooner, on March 29.
The Greek news site iPhone Hellas predicts that Apple will announce the AirPods 2 to coincide with its launch of a more budget-friendly iPad and an updated iPad Mini (both of which are also rumored, unconfirmed devices). In addition, the site reports that the AirPods 2 will feature voice recognition support for its digital assistant Siri, and its case will have wireless charging capabilities.
Meanwhile, popular tech leaker @OnLeaks sites a "reliable source" that the AirPods 2 will launch in the fall instead and come in new colors. This date would also be consistent with the first AirPods' December debut. As for the wireless charging rumors, @OnLeaks predicts that Apple will sell it soon, but that will ship with the first AirPods instead.
Apple did not immediately reply to a request for comment.