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    Apple AirPods to gain camera and advanced controls in 2026


    “Apple AirPods getting a camera boost in 2026”

    Reliable reports suggest that the next generation of Apple's popular wireless earbuds, AirPods, will feature an integrated camera when they enter mass production in 2026. Industry insider Ming-Chi Kuo revealed that the infrared sensor-equipped camera on upcoming AirPods could enhance the user experience of spatial audio and help improve interaction with Apple's vision-based devices.

    The infrared and camera capabilities are rumored to allow contactless gestural controls, letting AirPods users navigate playback or accept calls simply by waving their hands near their ears. This advanced sensor from Apple's partner Foxconn aims to strengthen the tech giant's growing ecosystem of spatial computing gear.

    While full design details are unclear, incorporating a camera into AirPods presents the potential for revolutionary upgrades to the well-known in-ear form factor. Beyond richer virtual reality audio, observers speculate the optical sensors may detect a user's or enable new immersive mixed reality applications on iOS.

    Since debuting in 2016, AirPods have captured massive popularity as the premiere choice for wireless headphones. With camera integration slated for 2026, Apple looks ready to elevate the platform even further with novel camera-powered interactions. Only time will tell how visual sensing may redefine the AirPods experience and help realize bolder visions of computer interfaces blending seamlessly with our .

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