Your next Apple AirPods case could work a lot like an Apple Watch

A pair of airpods with their charging case

Apple may very well be engaged on a AirPods case that encompasses a touchscreen so you possibly can management your audio and different apps with out utilizing your iPhone – kinda like the way you’d use an Apple Watch.

That’s primarily based on particulars from a lately printed patent application (opens in new tab), which was filed with the US patent workplace again in September 2022 and which exhibits an AirPods case that options an “interactive person interface.” The patent software particulars how, when you’ve related the case to your iPhone, you can management the music taking part in via your AirPods through the use of a display on the entrance of the case. This might allow you to vary the quantity, pause the monitor, play it once more, or skip forward to the subsequent track (through Patently Apple (opens in new tab)).