Apple AirPods

With the removal the 3.5mm headphone jack from the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, Apple has answered many kinds of concerns with the all-new Apple wireless AirPods.

AirPods are basically a wireless Bluetooth version of Apple’s EarPods, but they have a lot of breakthrough technology built into them, including Apple’s new W1 chip.

One problem with Bluetooth headphones in the past was a slight delay in sound transmission between video on the screen and sound being heard in your ears, but AirPods eliminate this problem with the W1 technology, which ensures constant and reliable transmission of sound.

AirPods battery case

AirPods have a lot of smart tech built into them, which make them a useful accessory for anyone who uses Siri frequently. For example, a built-in microphone and accelerometer work together so you can double-tap on the AirPods while they’re in your ear to activate Siri on your device.

Special infrared sensors are also a part of Apple’s AirPods, which are capable of sensing whenever they’re in your ears or not. If they are, they’ll become ready to start playing sound, but when they detect that the AirPods aren’t in your ears, they’ll stop playing for maximum battery life.

iPhone 7 and airpods

Speaking of battery life, Apple claims up to 5 hours of battery life before they need to be re-charged again. They charge wirelessly inside of their carrying case, which in itself has 24 hours of battery life.

AirPods seamlessly transfer between your Apple devices, and can be used with your Apple Watch, iOS devices, and even your Mac. iCloud helps keep your devices in sync and keeps your AirPods paired with just your devices.

AirPods price availability

AirPods will be available in late October for $159.

  • It is very unattractive. Im sorry, but no. Now it easier to lose my headphones.

    • OWashe

      well they do look better than the gear iconX

      • I mean…The tail is throwing me off. Why not leave it as “PODS”

      • Bill

        Gotta fit the batteries somewhere, plus the microphones. I think they look great, personally.

      • well yeah, but I dont see any innovation. There are plenty of wireless pods out there. This one just feels weird to me.

      • eXoguti097

        There’s literally no pods like these out there. They all use the same technology they get somewhere else while having mediocre battery life for their price. Apple created their own to improve battery life, connectivity, and sound. There are extremely attractive to me for their price, as I’ve hated having tethered cables for a long time.

      • Amid Abdul

        Agree. Athough what I dont like is that its not an in ear type. These are going to fall out of my ears 🙁

      • eXoguti097

        Im worried about them falling out of my ears too for workouts. EarPods always fit me perfectly, so I’ll just have to wait and see how that is without a cord.

      • Jesus, I said PODS because of the name of the apple headphones. Technologically speaking they are wireless EARBUDS there are plenty. Jeez man, I said pods and you literally thought there’s a line of such thing. That’s sad.

      • eXoguti097

        No, you said pods as if referring to the kind of headphones without any cables. Sad you didn’t understand what you were saying yourself. Those Bragi are still not great.

        “There are plenty of wireless pods out there. This one just feels weird to me.”

      • I said “PODS” because I am on a post talking about Apple new “AirPODS” There are plenty of wireless pods out there.
        Jesus it’s called sarcasm.
        But anyways, you have done great detective work on proving your point.
        I am an imbecile.

      • eXoguti097

        Then you obviously don’t know how to use sarcasm in text, not even subtly.

        And thank you good sir. I agree.

      • awesome. 🙂

      • George

        Jam wireless buds are $28 for 6 hours + a mic.

      • eXoguti097

        There’s a significant difference to me, and possibly a lot of other people, between fully wireless (like these and the Bragi) and wireless but tethered to each other (like those, Jaybirds, and Beats)

      • YaBoyLilMayo

        Yea there’s no wireless headphones like these that suck at fitting in ur ear and fall out whenever u move. I’ve literally never met a person who can actually use apples headphones without them staying in their ear and when they do they hurt after a few minutes

      • eXoguti097

        I use them. I sleep with them. I workout with them. I stood up to shake my head with them. They don’t cause my ear discomfort and only fall out when I accidentally pull the cable. These perfect for me, my street workout style, and everyday life, and I can only speak for me. I also know plenty of people who have no problems with them.

      • Bill

        Ditto. In fact, with the regular EarPods I have caught the cord on objects as I’m working numerous times- not only did the pods not come out of my ears, I was afraid a few times I’d either pulled the cord out of the EarPod or ripped my dang ear from my head! Of course, that would have been at more of a downward angle…but still. Not one time Have I had an Apple EarPod come out of my ear. Sure after wearing them for 8 straight hours my ears physically need a break- but they seem to fit my ears very well.

        I’m pretty excited about the AirPods.

      • Jon20

        Me too. The Dash ear buds made it work. Why couldn’t Apple? The only reason I would get these is because I would only have to deal with one charging cable (Lightning) to charge the case than having to have a micro USB to charge the headphones or the case.

  • tariq

    will it come with the phone?

    • yes, plus an adapter for your old headphone jacks

      • tariq

        ok, thanks!(:

      • I dont think they do. I deleted my previous comment

      • tariq

        yeah, i read that:/ kinda sad.
        Thanks for coming back just to let me know!

    • OWashe

      I hope so

    • Amac25

      No they don’t

    • Bill

      Don’t think so. Phil introduced them as a new product. The lightning connected EarPods come with the new phone, not the wireless AirPods.

    • Revision_R

      No.

  • OWashe

    They won me with those

    • PuiuCS

      won what? you like headphones with shity audio?

      • OWashe

        I’m sorry… have you tested them?

  • Amac25

    Wow they are ugly

  • Dillan

    I wonder how apple will remedy the lack of controls with these.

    • Bill

      Sensors…not physical buttons.

  • Naño Muñoz

    I suppose u can’t use those with the iPhone 6 Plus right ?

    • gqukyo

      why not? its just bluetooth…

      • aw81

        Because apple…

      • lmao

      • gqukyo

        Haha I have to agree with this… Oh and it’s not standard Bluetooth so I had it wrong.

    • Dillan

      It sounds like they come with an adaptor that plugs into the headphone jack for other devices.

  • Sailor_V90

    It’s funny how they talk about going “wireless” but yet failed to include wireless charging…oh the irony.

    • Bill

      Rome wasn’t built in a day. 🙂

      • Bugs Bunnay

        I would like to also add that oranges doesn’t grow in a day. 😀

      • Huh?

        Apparently neither does your grammar skills! =x

      • Bugs Bunnay

        x.x

    • Dillan

      What about “They charge wirelessly inside of their carrying case” isn’t wireless charging?

      • Sailor_V90

        I meant for the iPhone 7.

      • Dillan

        Sorry, that wasn’t very clear. Maybe you should have left the comment on the iphone article, not the wireless earpods article.

      • Sailor_V90

        I’ve edit my comment specifically for you. And no, my statement about not including wireless charging is not misplaced, it’s very fitting. That and seeing how going “wireless” was one of the 10 selling features.

    • Christopher Sanchez

      I wouldn’t want wireless charging anyway, it’s not really wireless, you can’t even use the phone! You would have to actually take the phone out of the charging pad to use, I’m not standing there looking down while it charges, slowly..

      No one has real wireless charging yet.

      • Sailor_V90

        Okay but if I want to listen to music while my phone is charging I can’t because the lighting port now doubles as my headphone jack. And I’m not spending $159 on wireless headphones. Call me cheap.

      • you’re not cheap. You simply are an intelligent consumer, and the fanatics will say otherwise

      • Sailor_V90

        Awe thank you that’s so sweet of you! I appreciate that!

      • you’re welcome

      • therealjjohnson

        Current wireless beats already cost that much and more. You’re not a fanatic for buying wireless headphones that cost $159…you’re just someone who sees the value in it.

      • well put. Beats are ok. There are plenty of options. Beats to me are overpriced.

      • Sailor_V90

        Well, Beats, Bose or Infinity or some other luxury brand with known renown quality then yeah I definitely would spend $159.

      • agreed.

      • jaimem17

        for $159 you can get some pretty amazing earphones or headphones, I got the RHA T10i a few months ago and they are absolutely outstanding, my best earphones to date, they are $199 but worth the $40 extra compared to the regular crappy Apple “EarPods”

    • jaimem17

      Wireless charging isn’t a functional feature, you have to leave your phone on a base to charge, what if you want to answer a text or something? It’s easier to do it with a cable attached to it. That is one of the reasons Apple probably will never include wireless charging. On the other side, wireless headphones or earphones are functional, I personally don’t like that they removed the jack because I invested in some expensive high quality earphones but I guess I will just use the adapter.

  • leart

    well … considering how annoying are classic headphones with cables.. especially if you run, or do whatever sport.. those new one starting to look like a killer feature

    • Mr Angry

      What is “sport”?

      • leart

        for me is going to the gym and riding my bike

      • therealjjohnson

        You don’t know what a sport is?

  • 159$!!!??? hahahahahahahahah

    • Amid Abdul

      Have you seen other companies solution? They are the same price, except they connection is a piece of shit. Even the bragi ones…Apple will not fail you. And none of them this small have 6 hour battery life.

      • Amid Abdul

        *Their

      • it’s not wether apple will fail me or not. There are plenty options and alternatives. Personally it looks ugly. I don’t mind other products but 159$ no thank u

      • Amid Abdul

        Name one truly wireless which connection is not bad and has 6 hours battery life.

      • google is your friend.

      • Amid Abdul

        U told me that there are plenty options and cant name one. U are a joke man

      • oh my word…..
        Let me rephrase, THERE ARE PLENTY OF WIRELESS EARBUDS.
        AirPODS (TM) Is an apple Product.
        IN the non-Apple world, They’re called Wireless earbuds.

      • mickey

        I’m not a fan of them or will buy them but if the performance lives up to their claims, what wireless earbuds currently match them? Connectivity and seamless switching between apple devices is something they already have over any device out there.

      • yes that’s the only thing that caught my attention. The transitioning between devices, I am not sure there is anything out that’s like that. but then again it makes it difficult to leave apple.

      • mickey

        Sure does. I see it being pretty useful if you often use multiple devices. Add continuity and handoff and you have a pretty seamless experience.

    • Huh?

      And yet there will be 50 billion lame ass fanboys who will buy them! lol

      • my word. Look at the above comments, I can’t ever have an intellect conversations. Someone always get defensive. Their views is more valid then the other. lmao.

      • Huh?

        Yeah what do you expect bro? Can’t tell these lame ass fanboys anything! That’s why crApple does the shit they do because these fuckin dumbasses buy this shit up no matter what!

      • leart

        haha are you on a mission or what? looks like you are suffering inside .. get well soon

      • Brian C

        Said but true thats why they don’t have to innovate anymore lmao

      • leart

        what innovation ? a device that can explode? or getting hacked in 2 minutes? lol

  • Rowan09

    Surprised at the price, I personally thought it would be more expensive. Anyone noticed the increase of $20 from the 7 to 7 Plus?

  • Tobias9413

    I was totally on board until I saw the price. $50 yeah great $80 okay a bit high but cool but $160?? For head phones I can’t use with other devices? No thank you. I’ll pay that for some Bluetooth that I can use with everything.

    • Amid Abdul

      Did they say u cant use them with other devices? I missed something maybe

      • I dont think you can

      • Dillan

        It comes with an adaptor

      • Sebastian Pons

        Its compatible with every recent device.

      • Tobias9413

        From my understanding there is no buttons so there’s no pairing needed. Just put them near your phone with the case open and it connects. Works like Apple Watch does without pairing through Bluetooth. Could be wrong but that’s how I saw it.

  • Bugs Bunnay

    Looks sick. Any in black?

  • Gerald Qato

    H8 the price. I’m 14… Its hard to convince my parent to buy them for me during school

    • Amid Abdul

      Maybe do some work and get urself one if u really want it?..

    • Julio Hernandez

      Well depending on where you live I suggest you apply for a summer job once you turn 16 and work for the money to buy these. 😛

  • n0ahcruz3

    160$ for this uncomfortable, falls off often wireless earpods.. Lol

    • Even my wired ones never fell out of my ears. Only time they came out was when I pulled the cable they’re attached to. Not even while running. Of course I wouldn’t know with these, but they’re the same inner-ear shape.

    • Brian C

      Thats ridiculous 160 bucks then you have to worry about charging it and the batterie sucks only lasts 5 hours.

      • Amid Abdul

        Go and whine somewhere else, for example under Samsung’s gear icon x post, which is the same price and can last only 1.5 hour…

  • I am surprised they didnt include them with the iPhone, but it might be too earlier for them to. Perhaps with the next iPhone once we’re used to not having a headphone jacket anymore. {Yeah yeah, also more money for them, right..}

  • Agneev Mukherjee

    Is AirPods compatible with iPhone 6s?

    • Sebastian Pons

      Its compatible with every phone from the iPhone 5, up.

      • Agneev Mukherjee

        Thanks, but what about the ‘Portrait’ mode in the Camera app, will that be there on the iPhone 6s?

  • White Michael Jackson

    Yeah i would lose one of those. i have a Logitech pair that hang on my neck which is perfect to hide under collared shirts at work I wonder if it work with this phone

  • Feivl

    Probably doesn’t sound better. Loosing the wires for 159$. Hmpf…

  • Andrew Little

    #1 Dude ran off the stage as he quoted the price of 159. I thought that was hilarious. No way I’m paying 160 bucks for wireless headphones. #2 I wonder if this will create a new problem with battery cases. I currently have a mophie battery case which uses a micro usb to charge. I hope these manufacturers will present an updated product that will allow simultaneous charge and listen capabilities. Otherwise I’d have to remove my battery case every time I want to listen to something. Oh, or I could spend 160 dollars on wireless earpods which I will probably lose within a month.

    • I noticed that too. They didnt leave it up for more then 4 seconds. lmao

    • Huh?

      Bro if you just try being more fanboyish like the rest of the lames, then maybe everything will all start to make sense! lol

  • Gethro

    It better do BJ’s for that price tag

    • Huh?

      Come on bro this is crApple you’re talking about! You’ll be lucky if you can actually hear anything out of them! lol

  • George

    $159???? Lmao stop.

    • Huh?

      True story!

      And I bet there are already lame ass fanboys standing in line at the crApple store ready to buy! lol

    • Brian C

      I know right it only holds 5 hours of batterie what a joke

    • Amid Abdul

      Its not expensive. Your salary is what makes it too much for you 😉

      • George

        I know, my 80k/year goes to better use.

  • Valinor

    Lol, i find these “airpods” very funny. Anyone using the normal iphone earphones know, they fall out of your ear very easy because of the shape.
    This is really stupid, alot of people are gonna lose these……

  • Dave Kurt

    Will this work with any Bluetooth compatible transmitter? Price isn’t a big deal with me… I have trouble finding a decent Bluetooth earpiece below $69.99…

    What gets me is with a single charge, you can only get up to two hours of talk time…

  • Feivl

    Funny how noone seems to mention, that its the first Iphone that comes without earphones. Or does it?

  • iBanks

    I’ll have a pair, just wish they were black.

  • Meatloafers

    what’s cool about it? that shit stem? You’ll look like stupid wearing it. Just buy a cheaper sports wireless earbuds and you’ll be happy

  • Gethro

    Automagically $159