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Topic: AirPods

Apple AirPower Qi charging mat headed for September landing

06/21/2018, 08:06 am

After six months of internal testing and refinement, Apple appears to be ready to launch the AirPower charging pad alongside the 2018 lineup of iPhones.

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Apple brings Live Listen accessibility feature to AirPods in iOS 12

06/05/2018, 05:06 pm

Apple intends to deliver its Live Listen accessibility function, currently used to stream live audio from iPhone's microphone to compatible hearing aids, to AirPods wireless headphones with the launch of iOS 12 later this year.

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Final day: Enter to win premium custom AirPods from BlackPods

06/04/2018, 10:06 am

It's time for a WWDC giveaway, and this week we're giving away two pairs of premium custom AirPods from BlackPods. Check out all the ways to enter today.

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Going all-in on USB-C with Apple's ecosystem? That's impossible -- for now

04/25/2018, 09:04 am

I'm finally ready to fully embrace the smaller, reversible, more powerful USB-C port featured on Apple's recent MacBooks. But in preparing for a full switch to the versatile port, I have hit a number of roadblocks. No matter how badly I want to completely ditch USB-A, it turns out I just can't.

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Giveaway: Enter to win a free pair of Apple AirPods

04/19/2018, 12:04 pm

It's giveaway time! This week, we're giving away a free pair of Apple AirPods to one lucky reader. Enter today for your chance to win.

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Winners of the BlackPods customized AirPods giveaway announced [Angela M. and Sally J.]

04/17/2018, 11:04 pm

AppleInsider would like to congratulate the winners of our latest giveaway, Angela M. and Sally J., each of whom will receive a pair of BlackPods premium customized AirPods.

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Apple needs to stop pre-announcing products like the Mac Pro and AirPower that won't be available for months or years

04/11/2018, 02:04 pm

Apple released a new iPhone 8 color on Monday, and the refrain was less about the device itself, hijacked on social media into being more about Apple not having shipped the AirPower wireless charging pad -- and all this can be avoided.

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Final day: Enter to win a pair of BlackPods, premium custom AirPods

04/09/2018, 01:04 pm

BlackPods is partnering with AppleInsider this week to offer readers the chance to win a pair of premium custom AirPods. Two pairs of BlackPods are up for grabs -- enter today for your chance to win.

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Editorial: The mysterious curse of iPhone 6, lifted with... the headphone jack

03/10/2018, 08:03 am

In 2014, Apple unveiled a pair of larger iPhone 6 models that kicked off a "supercycle" of upgrades and permanently blunted the high-end Galaxy sales of its top rival in premium smartphones, Samsung. However, it appears that iPhone 6 and 6S suffered statically high hardware failure rates in diagnostic testing, a problem that has since subsided in more recent models. What caused this mysterious problem, and how did Apple improve things?

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Apple HomePod sales 'underwhelming,' AirPods still growing, analyst says

03/09/2018, 12:03 pm

Sales of Apple's first smartspeaker, the HomePod, have so far been "underwhelming," according to a Barclays analyst, citing a week-long trip his team spent meeting companies in Apple's Asian supply chain.

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New Orleans police officer accused of stealing AirPods from Apple store

03/06/2018, 02:03 pm

A NOPD police officer has resigned from the force following accusations that she stole a pair of AirPods from Apple Lakeside Shopping Center in Metairie, La.

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Concept images suggest what rumored Apple over-ear headphones could look like

03/02/2018, 10:03 am

Following the rumors of Apple's launch of branded over-the-ear headphones, new images depicting a concept version of the Apple headgear have been produced, showing what the supposed product could look like if it launches this year.

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Apple HomePod preorders outpaced all other smartspeakers, except Amazon Echo Dot

02/26/2018, 03:02 pm

Priced at $349, the Apple HomePod saw more pent-up demand at launch than virtually all of its competition, save for one budget-priced smartspeaker: Amazon's $50-and-under Echo Dot.

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Apple to launch branded over-ear headphones as soon as this year

02/25/2018, 01:02 am

Capitalizing on early success with AirPods, Apple is readying a branded over-the-ear headphone product that could launch as soon as this year, according to KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

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Apple's AirPower mat inches closer to release, again said to arrive in March

02/22/2018, 09:02 pm

Following up on rumors earlier this month, Japanese publication Mac Otakara has confirmed with its own sources that Apple plans to initiate sales of its hotly anticipated AirPower wireless charging mat in March.

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Apple said to be upgrading AirPods with 'Hey Siri' & better water resistance

02/22/2018, 08:02 am

Apple is reportedly planning to treat AirPods like its flagship devices, releasing relatively frequent iterations -- beginning with an update this year.

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If you're having problems with iOS 11.2.6 and your AirPods, disconnect them, then re-link to your iPhone

02/21/2018, 12:02 pm

Reports are circulating that some users are experiencing odd behavior from connected AirPods following the iOS 11.2.6 update -- but there's an easy fix and it will only take a few minutes.

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Apple's wearables business nearly size of Fortune 300 company, CEO Tim Cook says

02/13/2018, 10:02 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook provided a bit of color on the company's wearables business during Tuesday's shareholders meeting, saying combined Apple Watch, AirPods and Beats headphones revenue is nearing that of a Fortune 300 company.

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Florida man's AirPods reportedly 'blow up' during gym workout

02/08/2018, 10:02 pm

In what appears to be a rare catastrophic Apple hardware failure, a Tampa, Fla., man's AirPods "blew up" during a recent gym workout, prompting Apple to investigate the matter.

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Rumor: Apple to launch AirPower and AirPods wireless charging case in March

02/07/2018, 08:02 pm

A very thin rumor on Wednesday claims Apple will start shipping the AirPower wireless charging mat and AirPods wireless charging case in late March, both hotly anticipated items unveiled during the company's iPhone event in September.

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