AirPods to get new controls?

Infrared cameras might enable air gestures.

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Over the weekend, Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo published a post on Medium saying that the next generation of AirPods will get special infrared “cameras” to help them improve spatial experiences with the Vision Pro headset.

The new IR sensors may enable new “in-air gestures,” Kuo said — raising the possibility that you might be able to wave your hand around to raise or lower the volume, or to skip or rewind a track.

“In-air gestures” makes me think of playing air guitar: Will the new AirPods detect you wailing on your invisible ax and raise the volume to 11?

Details are light, but Kuo raises a pretty fascinating set of possibilities.

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