Apple AirPods. In addition, Apple may also introduce cheaper models of the wireless earbuds. As per the newsletter, Apple is working on a new hearing test feature that will play different tones and sounds to allow the AirPods to determine how well a person can hear.
The idea is to help users screen for hearing issues. Apple is also exploring ways on how the Apple AirPods could be better positioned as a hearing aid.
The hearing aid is a $10 billion-a-year market. Apple has already added hearing-aid-like features, such as Conversation Boost and Live Listen.
But these features don’t have regulatory approval yet. Another feature that Apple is working on is adding sensors to the AirPods so they can determine body temperature via a wearer’s ear canal.