It seems Apple has been cooking up something for their AirPods.
According to Patently Apple, the US Patent & Trademark Office granted them a new patent for a redesigned charging case with a touchscreen display, comparable to the Apple Watch.
The patent depicts a display embedded into the charging cover, complete with media controls, Maps, Weather, notifications, and even the ability to navigate between apps using Siri.
The cherry on top? The patent shows a picture showing how customers could utilize Apple’s famous Handoff feature to transfer music from their AirPods to their HomePod.
Not sure of how I feel about this Apple patent
Now, Apple files a ton of patents, so we’ll have to wait and see if this one becomes a reality, but the concept is getting people excited. Personally, I’m not a fan of it, but who knows, it might grow on me.
While some people are excited about the idea of a touchscreen on their AirPods, I’m a bit skeptical. In my opinion, having a touchscreen on the AirPods is unnecessary and could even make them more complicated to use, plus the price.
And let’s be real; not everyone is a fan of the touch controls on the Apple Watch.
As always, we’ll keep you posted on any updates, but for now, keep your eyes on the prize – these new AirPods could be the future of audio tech.
But as we say with every Apple Patent, it’s important to remember that this is just a patent. There’s no guarantee that this design will ever see the light of day.
What are your thoughts on this?