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Topic: W1

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," 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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B&H claims Apple's BeatsX earbuds will go on sale Dec. 16

11/17/2016, 10:11 am

Apple will finally launch its BeatsX earbuds -- equipped with the company's proprietary W1 wireless chip -- on Dec. 16, according to retailer B&H.

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French retailer claims Nov. 30 shipping ship date for Apple AirPods

11/17/2016, 08:11 am

A French reseller has started pre-orders of the Apple wireless AirPods, and is telling customers that the highly sought-after device will ship on Nov. 30.

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Apple-authorized reseller in Czech Republic expects AirPods to be available in December

11/16/2016, 10:11 am

Announced back in September, Apple's completely wireless AirPods still do not have a concrete shipping date, though one international reseller claims they won't arrive this month, instead becoming available in December.

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First look: Apple's Powerbeats 3 Bluetooth headphones with W1 chip and 12-hour battery life

11/10/2016, 10:11 am

After being announced at Apple's iPhone 7 event in September, the company's lightweight Powerbeats3 on-ear headphones, featuring the proprietary W1 chip for superior wireless connectivity, are now beginning to trickle out into the hands of consumers. AppleInsider offers a first look.

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Apple's wireless AirPods hit delays, won't meet October launch window

10/26/2016, 03:10 pm

Apple on Wednesday revealed that its highly anticipated, entirely wireless AirPods earbuds will not ship within their originally advertised timeframe, finding their way into the hands of consumers later this fall.

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