A lot of magic happens when you bring a new pair of AirPods or Apple/Beats-branded equivalent headphones or earbuds with the proprietary H1 chip close to your iPhone for the first time. The pairing process is simply beautiful, complete with a stunning 3D render-equipped pairing interface and the works.
A similar interface appears when you bring any of the aforementioned audio devices close to your iPhone from then on so that you can view its current battery charge or just gawk at the gorgeous animations some more. But it’s noticeably missing something — a button for easily connecting to said device.
Apple is now testing upcoming AirPods Pro firmware that will bring software support for some of iOS 15's audio features like ambient noise reduction and spatial audio for FaceTime calls.
AirPods 3 may launch alongside new iPhones in September as Apple has reportedly asked its manufacturing partners to kick off mass production of the third-generation earbuds in August.
There's no denying that Apple's truly wireless headphones, the AirPods and AirPods Pro, are popular. And, oddly enough, one clear sign of that booming popularity is that counterfeiters also seize on the opportunity to make a buck (or millions of them). Which is exactly what the United States Customs agency has seen, especially recently.
Apple has launched its annual back-to-school promotion in the United States, luring students who'd buy eligible products with perks like free AirPods and 10 percent off AppleCare.
A pair of AirPods with integrated wellness sensors that would be capable of monitoring certain health functions isn't a stretch, if you ask an Apple executive who just hinted at such a gizmo.
With iOS 15's announcement out of the way, it's time to get to AirPods.
I use Bluetooth audio devices just as often as the next guy — whether it’s a pair if AirPods or Bluetooth headphones for personal music consumption or taking a phone call, or a simple Bluetooth speaker to keep the party raging.
As much as I love the convenience wireless audio transmission for these purposes, one thing that really annoys me is the pecking and popping of my keyboard on these Bluetooth devices when I’m typing a text message reply or searching the web.
The rumor mill has been pumping out expectations for new AirPods and AirPods Pro for quite some time. But the new truly wireless headphones have yet to actually launch.
And while we're still waiting, we've got new reports to sift through. This time around it's from Bloomberg, with Mark Gurman aiming to tell us what to expect this year. In his latest report, we learn that Apple is still planning on launching new AirPods and AirPods Pro models. So, that's the good news.
A leaker claims that Apple is working on a future software update that will enable you to stream high-fidelity audio in the lossless formats on your AirPods after all.
Earlier today, Apple seeded the release candidate for iOS 14.6 and tvOS 14.6 (along with other platforms). Along with the latest version of the pre-release software, it seems a new pair of headphones is being hinted at, too.
A sketchy rumor claims Apple will unveil a pair of third-generation AirPods earbuds along with a high-fidelity subscription tier for Apple Music users on Tuesday, May 18.