Don't expect the current AirPods Pro to be available at a lower price when the second-generation model launches, according to a revered analyst who says Apple wants to avoid repeating the same mistake as with the non-Pro models.
Updating firmware versions on AirPods models is pretty straightforward, insofar that it's basically out of the user's hands. Apple issues updates and the headphones will update on their own in due time. However, for folks who might want to --or need to-- get their wireless headphones updated, a manual option is available.
I was quick to pre-order the iPhone 13 Pro Max this year when Apple announced it, and in a recently-published post, I shared my top five reasons for moving forward with the upgrade.
Following AirPods 3 launch, Apple's lowered the second-generation AirPods price to $129. The Qi charging case is still available as a standalone item, but you can no longer get an AirPods + wireless charging case bundle which used to sell at a discounted price.
AirPods feature a five-hour listening time. Thanks to their practical carrying case that holds multiple charges, you can actually get about 24 hours of listening time on the go. But with AirPal, a new accessory from Pitaka, your AirPods run time triples thanks to an embedded 1200mAh power battery that also doubles as an emergency power bank for your iPhone.
About a month ago, iDB brought you a video of our unboxing experience and initial review of Apple's new Beats-branded Powerbeats Pro sporty earbuds. After one full month of usage, we've decided to do a thorough comparison with the new AirPods.
One user analyzed how the new AirPods and their case actually charge, revealing a bunch of interesting details about charge times, trickle charging, boost charging and so forth.
If you’re trying to use a pair of second-generation AirPods with an iOS handset running any firmware below iOS 12.2, then you’re likely all too familiar with the ‘limited’ functionality that ensues. Fortunately, it doesn’t have to be that way, especially for jailbreakers.
AirPort is a newly-released jailbreak tweak by iOS developer Boo that makes second-generation AirPods behave more like the original AirPods on pre-iOS 12.2 firmware. More specifically, it ensures that the beautiful pairing UI appears when you open your AirPods in the proximity of your handset and displays the proper AirPods-style glyphs in the Battery widget on the Today page.
If you're as disappointed as we are that Apple has not added a black color option to the new AirPods (in spite of the rumors), you can now order custom-painted earbuds from ColorWare.
After two years of the original AirPods, you would think that the second-generation model would be a lot easier to service whereas in fact the new Apple earbuds are some of the most disposable products that the repair wizards over at iFixit have ever seen.
Apple on Wednesday released watchOS 5.2 to the public as expected, an update for the Apple Watch that adds support for Apple’s brand-new second-generation AirPods, among other things.
The update also brings the ECG app and irregular rhythm notification to Hong Kong and 19 European countries. It also offers support for the AirPods 2nd generation and real-time text (RTT) for phone calls.
When Apple’s second-generation AirPods became available to order from the Cupertino company’s website, asterisks discovered at the bottom of the web page denoted that the Bluetooth headphones would necessitate macOS 14.10.4, iOS 12.2, and watchOS 5.2 to be used. But is that really the case? Perhaps not…
Citing a post shared on /r/jailbreak by Reddit user TomLube just this week, Apple’s second-generation AirPods will work just fine on pre-iOS 12.2 firmware, albeit with semi-handicapped functionality.