Apple removed the headphones jack from the iPhone 7/7 Plus, replacing it with a Lightning port that can be used to charge the battery, but users are still able to connect headphones with integrated digital-to-analogue converters and amplifiers. But there’s an easier way to listen to music, without making things complicated, and Apple is taking advantage of this situation to make more money off people’s backs, who will spend $159 on the wireless headphones that were supposed to make their debut in “late October”.
Due to unspecified reasons, Apple has delayed the launch of the AirPods, but now they can be ordered from the official online store.
Apple has announced that the AirPods will arrive soon at its retail stores, Apple Authorized Resellers and select carriers, and at first, it was estimated that deliveries will begin arriving on December 21 in the US, but later, the delivery date was moved eight days and finally, it was estimated to “four weeks” and only “limited quantities” will be shipped out at launch, but customers should continue checking Apple’s online store for updates on availability and shipping estimates.
Theoretically, the Bluetooth-enabled headphones should last up to 5 hours on a single charge, providing continuous music playback and high-quality sound through a “seamless and automatic connection” between the AirPods and an iPhone. The headphones come with a travel case that doubles as a charging station and their life can be extended up to 24 hours.
“AirPods introduce an effortless wireless listening experience packed with high-quality audio and long battery life. These magical wireless headphones use advanced technology to reinvent how we listen to music, make phone calls, enjoy TV shows and movies, play games and interact with Siri, providing a wireless audio experience not possible before,” as Apple has described the new product.
Inside the AirPods which are worth $159 runs the new W1 chip that allows for seamless connection with devices in Apple’s ecosystem, and they “know” when the users are listening to music, because they’re in their ears, but when they’re taken out, the headphones pause music. Also, by double-tapping on the buds, Siri kicks in and takes voice commands to control music.
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