New Delhi, July 1: Apple is reportedly planning to introduce a new generation of AirPods with built-in infrared cameras. Apple is known for its constant efforts to innovate and improve its products, is expected to transform the wireless earbuds with a potential new feature. According to industry analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, these upgraded AirPods are expected to enter mass production by 2026. The new feature is anticipated to enhance user experience in various innovative ways.

As per a report of ABP Live, Apple AirPods with built-in infrared cameras are expected to enter mass production by 2026. The report is backed by insights from analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. It is also said that Apple is working closely with Foxconn to bring the advanced technology to its wireless earbuds. The inclusion of infrared cameras is anticipated to provide users with enhanced functionalities, which possibly might also include improved in-air gesture controls, as per a report of Times NowApple Files Patent Request Titled ‘Stretchable Display’, Aiming To Launch Devices With Screens That Can Stretch Not Fold: Reports.

The AirPods equipped with cameras are likely to be designed to make the sound feel more immersive and realistic. It will also help Apple explore new ways of using technology to create a more interactive sound experience for its users. When a user will use the AirPods with the Vision Pro headset, the sound will change based on how the users move their head, by making it feel like the sound is coming from different directions. Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 6, Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 6 Expected To Launch in These Colours; Check Leaked Renders Details Ahead of Galaxy Unpacked Event.

As per reports, Foxconn, a Taiwanese electronics company, has been chosen as the supplier for the new infrared camera for the AirPods. The company might have plans to produce around 18-20 million units of the IR camera annually, which is expected to produce about 10 million AirPods. Foxconn is anticipated to provide the necessary components for the IR camera in the AirPods. While it is not yet confirmed which specific AirPods model will have the technology, the AirPods Pro are the most likely option, considering their existing support for lossless audio with the Vision Pro.

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