Every now and then we hear about a variant of Apple's AirPods with noise-canceling coming up but this is probably the first solid evidence we got. A few lines of code and a glyph in the just released iOS 13.2 beta reveals that they are on the way.
The new AirPods will look exactly very much like the original EarPods, sans the wires and with an added aperture for the extra microphone.
iOS 13.2 beta also gives out that the upcoming noise-canceling AirPods can work in two modes - with NC turned on or off. Their model code is also confirmed - B298.
You are confusing noise isolating and active noise cancellation. Noise isolating is just a bung to try to block outside sounds from the ear canal. Active noise cancellation monitors the exterior noise and plays its phase-inverse to completely mask ...
I used Jabra Active Wired, see it at ebay.com/p/1725619757. Not even $20 but music sounds amazing and great for phone calls because of its noise-cancelation.
'noise cancellation' on $20 earbuds - LOL!