Apple to launch water-resistant AirPods by the end of 2019

Apple to launch water-resistant AirPods by the end of 2019
Apple reportedly plans to release third-generation AirPods with water resistance in late 2019.

The first two generations of AirPods do not have IP-rated water or dust resistance.

According to company's sources, the new AirPods will be released in time for the holiday shopping season this year and may also feature some unspecified design enhancements. AirPods have had the same design since the original pair launched in December 2016.

This info lines up with several rumors about new AirPods launching within the next year.

Bloomberg's Mark Gurman was first to reveal Apple's roadmap for AirPods. In February 2018, he said Apple was working on new AirPods with Hey Siri support, which launched in March 2019 after a delay.