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Apple Unveils New Wireless AirPods

Apple Unveils New Wireless AirPods

Posted September 7, 2016 at 7:24pm by iClarified · 14756 views
Apple today introduced AirPods, innovative new wireless headphones.

AirPods eliminate the hassles of wireless headphones, by just flipping open the lid of its innovative charging case and with one tap, they are instantly set up and ready to work with your iPhone and Apple Watch. Advanced sensors know when you are listening and automatically play and pause your music. Using Siri, AirPods allow you to access your favorite personal assistant with just a double tap. This revolutionary experience is enabled by the new ultra-low power Apple W1 chip, which enables AirPods to deliver high-quality audio and industry-leading battery life in a completely wireless design.

“AirPods are the first headphones to deliver a breakthrough wireless audio experience, and with the new Apple W1 chip they deliver innovative features including high quality sound, great battery life and automatic setup,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. “AirPods are simple and magical to use, with no switches or buttons, automatically connecting to all your Apple devices simply and seamlessly, and letting you access Siri with just a double tap. We can’t wait for users to try them with iPhone 7 and Apple Watch Series 2.”


Apple Unveils New Wireless AirPods


Features:
With AirPods, setting up and using wireless headphones has never been easier. Just open the charging case near your iPhone and with a simple tap, AirPods are immediately set up with all the devices signed into your iCloud account, including your iPad and Mac. AirPods are connected and ready to go when you are, just put them in your ears when you want to listen. AirPods can intelligently and seamlessly switch from a call on your iPhone to listening to music on your Apple Watch.

The all new Apple W1 chip enables the groundbreaking innovations in AirPods, with dual optical sensors and accelerometers in each AirPod that work with the W1 chip to detect when AirPods are in your ear, so they only play when you are ready to listen. Simply remove them to automatically pause the music, or just remove one to have a conversation and automatically resume when you put it back. Access Siri with a double tap to your AirPods to select and control your music, change the volume, check your battery life or perform any other Siri task. An additional accelerometer in each AirPod detects when you’re speaking, enabling a pair of beam-forming microphones to focus on the sound of your voice, filtering out external noise to make your voice sound clearer than ever before.

The ultra-low power Apple W1 chip operates at one-third of the power of traditional wireless chips, enabling AirPods to deliver up to 5 hours of listening time on one charge. The custom-designed charging case holds additional charges, for an industry-leading more than 24 hours of total listening time,* ensuring AirPods are charged and ready to go whenever you are.


Apple Unveils New Wireless AirPods


Pricing & Availability
● The new Apple-designed wireless AirPods including charging case will be available for $159 (US) from apple.com and Apple Stores beginning in late October.
● AirPods require Apple devices running iOS 10, watchOS 3 or macOS Sierra.

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Apple Unveils New Wireless AirPods
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Onksy
Onksy - September 8, 2016 at 6:21am
Paying an extra 159£ for a pair of headphones for an already overpriced piece of crappie why would you want to pay over £700 when you can get a premium hand set for a 3rd this price....
gamerscul9870
gamerscul9870 - September 8, 2016 at 12:41pm
Paying that much with a fair priced piece iOS something that's better than (as)samsung that has way better versions of what premium offers with extra features!
Chip
Chip - September 7, 2016 at 9:17pm
Looks super good can't wait to have a pair and I bet they will sound better than beats.
Nitro Junkie
Nitro Junkie - September 7, 2016 at 8:21pm
Look in the mirror.
gamerscul9870
gamerscul9870 - September 8, 2016 at 12:10am
Look who's talking!
joshWUa
joshWUa - September 7, 2016 at 7:53pm
Nothing like the good old cords so they don't get lost, just tangled which is way better than losing them. And yea awful battery life like right?
Rod8734
Rod8734 - September 7, 2016 at 8:13pm
Until they release a Hi-Fi wireless headphone (real, not the overpriced Beats crap) , I will still be attached to cords...But I see the usefulness of it for sports.
joshWUa
joshWUa - September 7, 2016 at 9:26pm
Not to mention the awful design which will always give you headaches because they are so uncomfortable.
gamerscul9870
gamerscul9870 - September 8, 2016 at 12:09am
Weong! 5 hour battery headphones from a charge to using them, case that holds 24 hour battery!
joseph makdissi`
joseph makdissi` - September 7, 2016 at 7:51pm
too much expensive !!
Dubsack
Dubsack - September 7, 2016 at 7:45pm
Wonder if they will come out with a find my air pod app? So many people are gonna lose these things within the first month of ownership, that Apple will need to put GPS on them.
gaala
gaala - September 8, 2016 at 9:41am
sad but true
Dumb
Dumb - September 7, 2016 at 7:38pm
Dumbest design ever. I miss Steve Jobs.
gamerscul9870
gamerscul9870 - September 8, 2016 at 12:11am
This design is actually okay. Show me what you could do- OH that's right you can't! We moved on from Steve Jobs. He did well.
Butterspider
Butterspider - September 7, 2016 at 7:36pm
I hate the earpod design. Soooo uncomfortable. Wish they had the rubber marshmallows.
Nitro Junkie
Nitro Junkie - September 7, 2016 at 8:14pm
Some companies out there make covers for the pods. They Help them stay in better when moving. Or for the same price you can get the beats x headphones. They use the same tech and probably the same speakers as the airpods.
Butterspider
Butterspider - September 7, 2016 at 9:18pm
Thanks! I'll check em out.
Dante GF
Dante GF - September 7, 2016 at 7:34pm
I've lost them already.
gamerscul9870
gamerscul9870 - September 8, 2016 at 12:14am
I lost you already! It's not like these are the only Apple headphones made for iPhone 7.
Ok....
Ok.... - September 7, 2016 at 7:30pm
So let me get this straight.....i gotta pay an extra 159$ to get this freaking headphones because Apple decided to remove the standard headphone jack? No they not money hungry at all....
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