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Topic: W1

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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BeatsX earbuds launching Friday come with 3 months of free Apple Music [u]

02/09/2017, 01:02 pm

Customers who have been waiting months for Apple's delayed BeatsX earbuds will be given a consolation: three free months of Apple Music streaming.

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Apple's W1-equipped wireless BeatsX headphones ship Feb. 10

02/07/2017, 10:02 am

After popping up in assorted stock trackers on Monday, the BeatsX W1-equipped headphones will be available for purchase in the U.S. on Feb. 10, with a pair of new colors arriving at some point in the future.

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W1-equipped BeatsX headphones begin arriving in NYC Apple stores

02/06/2017, 09:02 am

After months of delays, Apple's new BeatsX headphones are now available in limited quantities, showing as "in stock" at just a few of the company's retail stores in Manhattan.

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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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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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Which Apple W1-equipped headphones are right for you?

01/09/2017, 05:01 pm

In the past few months Apple has launched several new Bluetooth headphones -- mostly under the Beats brand -- with its proprietary W1 chip, enabling better connections and easier pairing with Apple devices. Which model you should buy, if any, will depend not just on your budget, but how you intend to use them.

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Apple filing shows initial stab at AirPods with magnetic hooks

12/29/2016, 11:12 am

An Apple patent application published on Thursday may hint at an abandoned AirPods design that aimed to keep the earbuds more firmly in place.

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Review: Apple's new wireless AirPods put a smile on 2016

12/21/2016, 11:12 am

Delivering hours of enveloping, untethered sound and Siri assistance, Apple's new wireless AirPods elegantly perform in a way that promises to put a smile on your face no matter how terrible of a day you're having--a beautiful thing given how many ugly days 2016 has thrown at us so far.

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In-store pickup for Apple AirPods advertises Feb. 8 availability

12/20/2016, 09:12 am

Apple on Monday began offering an in-store pickup option for its newly released wireless AirPods, though customers won't be able to get their hands on the accessory until February 2017 at the earliest.

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Teardown destroys Apple's irreparable AirPods, revealing tiny circuitry held together by glue

12/20/2016, 09:12 am

With Apple's AirPods now in the hands of customers, a subsequent teardown of the wearable wireless ear buds has transpired, unsurprisingly discovering that the diminutive technology is essentially impossible to repair or even recycle.

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First look video: Unboxing and setting up Apple's wireless AirPods

12/16/2016, 03:12 pm

With the first Apple AirPods set to find their ways into the hands of customers in the coming days, AppleInsider offers a first look of what to expect when unboxing, pairing and using your new wireless headphones for the first time.

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Apple charging $69 to replace lost buds for owners of AirPods

12/15/2016, 02:12 pm

Dealing with a lost AirPod will be an expensive proposition, though still slightly less than half the cost of buying a new pair, according to an updated Apple support document.

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Apple's BeatsX earphones officially delayed until February

12/13/2016, 09:12 am

Though Apple's AirPods will get into the hands of some consumers just days before Christmas, those waiting for the BeatsX earphones will have to wait until 2017, as the company's website has been updated with a February shipping window.

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Apple AirPods now available to purchase, deliver Dec. 21

12/13/2016, 09:12 am

After a series of delays, Apple's long-awaited AirPods are now available to purchase from the company's online store, with the first deliveries scheduled to arrive just days before Christmas.

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More reports suggest Apple's AirPods will see pre-Christmas release

12/12/2016, 09:12 am

According to some Apple Retail sources, Apple's AirPods may show up for sale in the next couple of days, but nearly immediately go on back-order, because of limited product availability.

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Apple retailer claims 2-3 month delay for W1-equipped BeatsX

12/12/2016, 08:12 am

Apple's AirPods aren't the only W1 wireless chip product having problems -- a customer who pre-ordered the the BeatsX In-Ear Headphones has been informed that there will be at least a 2-3 month delay on shipping.

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Apple having trouble syncing audio between wireless AirPods - report

12/09/2016, 12:12 pm

Continued delays for Apple's completely wireless AirPods headphones are reportedly related to troubles in syncing audio between the two separate earpieces, according to a new report.

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Review: Powerbeats3 with Apple W1 chip are the most reliable Bluetooth headphones we've ever used

12/03/2016, 08:12 am

Bluetooth audio --?especially when exercising --?has always been "good enough,"has always been "good enough," but never great. Apple's W1 chip in its latest headphones lineup changes that, and the proprietary wireless technology steals the show in its new sports-focused Powerbeats3 headphones.

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Tim Cook tells iPhone 7 customer to expect AirPods in the 'next few weeks'

11/30/2016, 01:11 pm

Responding to a customer's email, Apple CEO Tim Cook noted that the long-awaited AirPods are "finalizing" and expected to ship in the "next few weeks," in time for the holiday season.

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