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Topic: AirPods

Apple inventions again point to work on health-tracking AirPods

03/16/2017, 05:03 am

A trio of Apple patent applications published on Thursday detail the inner workings of a wireless earbud system packed with sensors for taking biometric readings, suggesting the company is developing an advanced set of AirPods.

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Second firm offers to paint your Apple AirPods black, with $249 price tag

03/03/2017, 09:03 am

Competing with first entrant Colorware, new vendor Blackpods is also offering a coloring service for the white Apple AirPods, to allow users to color-coordinate the popular wireless earbuds with the iPhone.

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ColorWare now sells custom painted AirPods in 58 colors for $130 premium

02/22/2017, 10:02 pm

Although AirPods are still out of stock, those who waited to purchase Apple's first wireless earphones now have additional color options -- 58 to be exact -- to choose from thanks to aftermarket customization firm ColorWare.

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Apple airs regional AirPods ads featuring UK musicians

02/21/2017, 09:02 pm

As part of a shift toward targeted digital and regional ad campaigns, Apple on Tuesday released three new versions of its "Notes" AirPods commercial in the UK featuring music from The 1975, Craig David and Lianne La Havas.

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AirPods vs. Powerbeats3: Which Apple W1 headphones are better for working out and exercising?

02/18/2017, 01:02 am

Apple now has four pairs of headphones on the market with its proprietary W1 wireless chip, allowing for simpler Bluetooth pairing and better connectivity. But only two of those headphones are really well suited for workouts: Apple's AirPods and the Powerbeats3. AppleInsider helps you decide which pair is right for you.

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Winner of the AirPods giveaway announced [Joe M.]

02/15/2017, 09:02 pm

AppleInsider would like to congratulate the winner of our latest giveaway, Joe M., who will receive a pair of Apple's brand-new AirPods.

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What should you buy: Apple's BeatsX vs. AirPods

02/11/2017, 10:02 pm

With BeatsX now in stores, AppleInsider takes a closer look at the new W1 chip-equipped wireless earphones and how they compare with Apple's flagship AirPods.

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AirPods TV commercial took sales of Marian Hill's song 'Down' from 'negligible' to 'magical'

02/10/2017, 03:02 pm

The power of Apple's advertising influencing music sales has come into the spotlight again, with the use of Marian Hill's 'Down' in the first TV advertisement for AirPods revealed to have made a considerable impact on track sales.

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Quickly adjust AirPods volume by percentage and check listening levels with Siri

02/09/2017, 06:02 pm

Due to its distinct lack of physical controls, setting sound levels on Apple's new AirPods requires the use of either Siri or the volume buttons on a paired iPhone, both of which operate on preset magnitudes. For greater control, use Siri to raise or lower the beats by percentage.

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A month with Apple's AirPods: a long-term video review

02/08/2017, 01:02 am

After using Apple's AirPods for more than a month, AppleInsider revisits the company's first wireless headphone device to report on battery life, design benefits and flaws, durability, performance and more. We also offer our two cents on areas that need improvement.

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Must-know Siri commands for Apple's wireless AirPods

02/08/2017, 01:02 am

To keep AirPods as hassle-free -- and aesthetically pleasing -- as possible, Apple opted to completely replace physical controls with Siri voice commands, a first for the company. AppleInsider compiled a few key phrases new AirPods owners should know in order to get the most out of their purchase.

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Final day! Giveaway time: Enter to win a pair of Apple AirPods and avoid Apple's 6-week wait

02/08/2017, 12:02 am

Ends tonight! Apple AirPods are in hot demand, but we're giving away a free pair to one lucky reader. Follow us for your chance to win a pair of Apple's wireless earphones and avoid the extended six-week wait.

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Apple granted patent for 'dual mode' headphone that doubles as a speaker

02/07/2017, 06:02 am

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Tuesday granted Apple a patent covering a next-generation headphone design that automatically transforms into a stereo loudspeaker on the fly, potentially laying down a blueprint for future EarPods, AirPods or Beats models.

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Apple pushes AirPods firmware 3.5.1 to synchronized iPhones with minor bug fixes

02/01/2017, 09:02 am

A firmware update for Apple's AirPods is being distributed now, which brings undisclosed bug fixes to Apple's sought-after wireless earbuds.

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Hands-on: iOS 10.3 beta's 'Find My AirPods' feature

01/24/2017, 07:01 pm

Apple in its latest iOS 10.3 beta release addresses the concerns of many new AirPods owners by incorporating a software feature that helps users locate misplaced earbuds through the Find My iPhone app. AppleInsider goes hands-on with the beta function.

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Some users finding AirPods drop phone call audio when paired with iPhone 6s

01/23/2017, 09:01 am

Apple is looking into claims by a number of AirPods owners that the audio accessories have connectivity issues, with the Bluetooth connection temporarily dropping during phone calls, yet not during music playback.

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How to pair Apple's AirPods with iPhone and Mac

01/19/2017, 06:01 pm

With AirPods now arriving in the hands of -- a few lucky -- customers, AppleInsider takes you through the initial pairing process, demonstrating the ease at which Apple's W1 chip facilitates connections with both iOS and Mac devices.

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Apple debuts first AirPods TV commercials, Apple Watch ad focusing on activity

01/14/2017, 03:01 pm

Apple on Saturday shared its first AirPods TV commercials, a series of four spots lumped into the company's "practically magic" iPhone campaign, as well as an Apple Watch Series 2 ad focusing on keeping active.

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Apple AirPods concept finalized since at least mid-2015, patent filing shows

01/12/2017, 05:01 am

In debuting AirPods, Apple also introduced a seamless, dead simple Bluetooth pairing method powered by its new W1 chip. A patent application published Thursday appears to detail exactly how the system functions.

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Apple's AirPods grabbed 26% of wireless headphone sales after launch, report claims

01/11/2017, 03:01 pm

Apple's AirPods have made a sizable impact on the wireless headphone market, according to research from Slice Intelligence, with the audio accessory reportedly capturing more than a quarter of the market.

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