It sounds great, it’s wireless, and it supports Siri. But can the AirPods survive a whole trip through the gastrointestinal tract? Apparently, the answer is yes, as this man proves.
Wearable Tech May 4, 2019
Two models of the AirPods 3 are reportedly launching sometime between the fourth quarter of 2019 and first quarter of 2020. One of the two is said to feature an 'all-new design' and a higher price.
Apple April 24, 2019
Microsoft’s answer to Apple’s AirPods might come out by the end of the year. Its design, features, and price are largely nebulous at the moment, though.
Microsoft April 16, 2019
If you like working out, the PowerBeats Pro will stay firmly in your ear even as you move. The new AirPods is more likely to fall off since it doesn’t have an in-ear design, but it’s cheaper.
Apple April 10, 2019
According to a new report, Amazon is set to roll out a pair of wireless Alexa-powered earbuds. It's said to work and look like Apple's AirPods.
Wearable Tech April 4, 2019
Beats by Dre’s Powerbeats Pro is coming in May for $250, complete with an Apple H1 chip onboard. It supports Fast Fuel and comes with a charging case.
Apple April 4, 2019
iFixit just gave the new AirPods a zero out of 10 rating for repairability, noting that it’s impossible to fix. If it breaks, good luck getting it repaired.
Apple March 30, 2019
Images of the alleged all-wireless Powerbeats Pro buried within iOS 12.2 all but confirm that it’s coming soon. Not much is known at the moment, but it’s shown inside a carrying case similar to the AirPods.
Apple March 26, 2019
According to a new report, Beats is getting ready to unveil a truly wireless version of the Powerbeats. It's said to sport the same H1 chip as Apple's new AirPods and feature hands-free 'Hey Siri' support.
Wearable Tech March 22, 2019
The AirPods 2 is finally here, complete with a brand-new chip and some slight changes. Will it be worth it to upgrade if you already own the first model?
Apple March 21, 2019
Apple's new AirPods 2 are now here. The second-generation earbuds from the Cupertino brand are coming with a wireless charging case and the new H1 chip that delivers improved battery life and 'Hey Siri' support.
Apple March 20, 2019
Scientists signed a petition calling for stronger guidelines on wireless devices They cited scientific studies linking these gadgets to health problems such as cancer. Why are wireless headphones particularly concerning?
Public Health March 13, 2019
According to Daring Fireball's John Gruber, Apple sells its Apple TV 4K and AirPods at cost and the HomePod at a loss. He also says that the company's products aren't overpriced, just 'too good of a product.'
Apple February 1, 2019
The first beta of iOS 12.2 hints that AirPods 2 is coming soon. A refresh of Apple’s ultra-popular wireless headphones, which came out over two years ago, is long overdue.
Apple January 25, 2019
A wearable battery strap for the AirPods called Air.Wear is up on Indiegogo. Aiming to 'replace the case,' it promises added portability and to fully charge the wireless earbuds up to four times.
Apple January 24, 2019
Apple has just been awarded a patent illustrating a new iteration of the AirPods. This pair can apparently determine where a bud is placed, and can also perform biometric health tracking thanks to sensors.
Apple December 5, 2018
Apple will debut a new AirPods model next year, according to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. Then an all-new model is apparently due for release in 2020, but it’s unclear what features it’ll have.
Apple December 3, 2018
Apple is developing new ways for the iPhone to get some juice. According to a new report, you might soon be able to wirelessly charge your iPhone with an AirPods charging case.
Apple June 27, 2018
Apple is going to release an updated version of the AirPods in 2019 with new features. It will also release an updated HomePod and new over-the-ear headphones.
Apple June 25, 2018
AirPods will get Live Listen once iOS 12 rolls out. It turns the phone into a directional microphone, allowing users to hear a single source of sound even around noisy environments.
Apple June 6, 2018
Apple plans to upgrade its AirPods this year, adding a hands-free Siri option and likely a new wireless chip, according to a new report. In 2019, meanwhile, Apple's AirPods could be water-resistant.
Apple February 23, 2018
A man from Tampa, Florida reported that one of his Apple AirPods started billowing out white smoke while he was working out in a gym. The wireless earbud eventually exploded, though fortunately, he was not wearing it at the time.
Apple February 10, 2018
Thinking of buying the Apple AirPods as a holiday present? Well, you can’t. Because of supply shortages, orders won’t ship until early next year, so here are some alternative Bluetooth headsets to consider.
Apple December 18, 2017
Doppler Labs, after raising $50 million in venture funding and launching the innovative Here One wireless earbuds earlier this year, is shutting down. Here is what happened to the startup, and the legacy that it will leave behind.
Gadgets November 2, 2017
The new Fast Pair feature will allow users to quickly connect Bluetooth devices to their Android smartphones. It currently has limitations, but the feature is very similar to how Apple's AirPods work when pairing with iPhones.
Google November 1, 2017
One analyst thinks Apple could be valued over $1 trillion by 2018. In particular, the radically redesigned iPhone 8 could be the one thing Apple needs to secure its trillion-dollar valuation.
Apple May 10, 2017
According to a recent survey conducted by Experian and Creative Strategies, those who bought Apple’s AirPods are pretty satisfied with it. Some even described it using the word 'magic.'
Apple May 2, 2017
Apple has officially released the latest iOS 10.3 with a number of cool perks and features, including Find My AirPods to easily locate the wireless earphones. Here's how it works.
Apps/Software March 28, 2017
Apple is struggling to meet consumer demands for its AirPods even after two months of its release. The company's website shows that customers who order the accessory would need to wait for six weeks for it to ship out.
Gadgets February 11, 2017
Apple has pushed out the firmware 3.5.1 update for the AirPods. The update can be installed automatically in the AirPods with the help of an iPhone having access to Wi-Fi.
Apple February 3, 2017
A company named BlackPods is offering its customers custom-colored AirPods to go with their Black, Jet Black, or Space Grey iPhones. A new BlackPod comes at $249 whereas repainting a white AirPod will cost $99.
Gadgets January 29, 2017
Apple will be releasing a Find My AirPods feature in the upcoming iOS 10.3 update. This is the reason why the company inexplicably took down the Finder for AirPods app from the App Store earlier this month.
Apple January 25, 2017
Best Buy is offering a limited time deal of $25 off a $100+ order through its online store. This can be applied to Apple's new AirPods, which aren't on sale anywhere.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech January 20, 2017
Apple has released the first video commercial for the AirPods. It featured the dancer Lil Buck trying to show why the wireless in-ear headphones are considered by Apple as practically magic.
Apple January 16, 2017
Apple reportedly told the startup behind the Finder for AirPods app that the company did not like the idea behind their product. The app helps users track a misplaced AirPod by tapping Bluetooth connectivity.
Apple January 10, 2017
Users have been complaining about battery drain issues affecting the Apple AirPods Charging Case, but a simple workaround might fix the problem. Based on user reports, resetting the AirPods apparently solves the issue for some, albeit not all.
Apple January 3, 2017
A new product has surfaced at Etsy that promises to keep AirPods from being stolen by thieves. It is very easy to use and quite cheap to boot.
Apple January 2, 2017
The AirPods are a 'runaway success,' Apple CEO Tim Cook said, despite the criticism against the wireless earphones. It seems that Cook's claim is true, as the factories of Apple's manufacturing partner are working overtime to keep up with demand.
Apple January 2, 2017
As 2016 comes to a close, let’s take a brief glance at the controversy-addled year, filled with breaches, VR headsets, and exploding Note 7 devices. Here are the biggest tech news of 2016.
Gadgets December 31, 2016
Tim Cook says the iPhone 7’s much talked-about AirPods have contributed to a 'great holiday season' for Apple. Criticism against the wireless earbuds did nothing to slow down the product in becoming a 'runaway success.'
Apple December 29, 2016
Some AirPods users are experiencing battery drain problems with the charging case of the wireless earphones. Is there anything that affected customers can do to fix the problem?
Apple December 28, 2016
Spotify has released a new update that comes with integrated Touch Bar controls for the new MacBook Pro models, alongside support for Apple’s wireless AirPods. The new improvements are a welcome addition to Apple’s fledgling Touch Bar.
Apps/Software December 26, 2016
Another iPhone product has been torn down by the folks at iFixit, and this time around, it's the AirPods. As one should come to expect, these devices are impossible to repair, and they are so bad to the point where they cannot be recycled.
Apple December 25, 2016
Ever since they were unveiled, Apple's AirPods look like accessories that can easily be misplaced. Here are some tips on how not to lose AirPods, which are soon shipping out to customers.
Apple December 24, 2016
Apple has now enabled an in-store pickup tool on its online store for people to easily purchase the AirPods from the nearest Apple retail store. Verizon and Best Buy are also alternative retailers to get the wireless Siri-enabled cans from.
Wearable Tech December 21, 2016
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