The folks over 9to5Mac have dug up some new shots of the upcoming wireless AirPods charging case in iOS 12 developer beta 5 which was just released to the developers. Looking at the photos, the new AirPods case shows a status LED on the exterior to let users know the charging status without opening the case.
“We’ve found updated shots of the new charging case, one of them shows the case with its LED displaying an amber light, meaning the device is currently charging or low on power while the other one shows the case with its LED displaying a green light, indicating that the AirPods case is sufficiently charged.”
The upcoming “AirPods 2” will also support wireless charging using the currently unreleased AirPower wireless charging mat. According to the source, the new AirPods have the model identifier “AirPods1,2” whereas the current model has the identifier “AirPods1,1”.
It is not yet known whether Apple will ship new AirPods with the new case or give users the option before purchasing. As for the new charging case, it will be sold separately for those who already have the original AirPods and AirPods case.