There was a lot of criticism toward the AirPods, which was its lack the functionality of a cable or even a remote control.
For many users, it was absurd to ask Siri to change the AirPods volume. At the same time, the music can be paused by tapping the earphones instead of activating Siri. The user simply has to configure the command accordingly in the Bluetooth settings on the iPhone.
We are well acquainted with the EarPods with the wire headphones, where you can adjust the volume and change between the tracks. The new iOS bring many improve and new features, where AirPods also receive some new features. Apple released iOS 11 updates at WWDC. In addition, developers have now access to the new the gestures.