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Topic: AirPods

Inside iOS 11: AirPods controls expand with separate left/right earpiece taps, skip track ability

08/11/2017, 10:08 am

Apple's AirPods are currently limited to a trio of controls on both earpieces, but their functionality will be greatly enhanced this fall with the release of iOS 11, giving users the ability to give each wireless pod a separate, customizable function with a double tap.

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Deals: $500-$1,100 off Radeon 455 15" MacBook Pros and upgraded 27" iMac 5Ks; eero Wi-Fi 3-pack for $299 ($100 off); $50 back with 2 pairs of AirPods

07/31/2017, 11:07 am

Back to school deals on Macs are hitting a fever pitch this week with high-end 15" MacBook Pros with Radeon 455 graphics now $600 to $1,100 off exclusively for AI readers. Apple's 2015 27" iMac 5Ks are also slashed by up to $1,100 with no tax collected outside NY and NJ. Plus, get a free $50 prepaid Visa with two pairs of AirPods through Aug. 5, or save $100 on the eero Wi-Fi 3-pack.

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Future AirPods might feature automated audio passthrough feature

07/20/2017, 06:07 am

An Apple patent application published on Thursday describes an advanced in-ear headphone device that uses sensors and valves to seal out ambient noise in certain situations, while letting in and augmenting external sound in others.

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Deals: $100 off 2017 13" MacBook Pros or $350-$450 off 2016 models; AirPods back in stock; 20% off select tech at eBay

07/14/2017, 01:07 pm

Black Friday in July is still going strong with $100 off two new 13" MacBook Pros with function keys at Amazon. Or save $350 to $450 at Apple authorized resellers on closeout 2016 models with no tax collected outside NY and NJ. Verizon has AirPods in stock with free 2-day shipping, and eBay is offering shoppers 20% off select tech with coupon as well.

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Winner of the Apple AirPods giveaway announced [Jake B.]

06/02/2017, 12:06 pm

AppleInsider would like to congratulate the winner of our latest giveaway, Jake B., who will receive a pair of brand-new Apple AirPods sealed in box.

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Final day! Giveaway: We're giving away another pair of Apple AirPods to one lucky reader, enter today for a chance to win

05/24/2017, 05:05 pm

Heading into the Memorial Day weekend, we're gearing up for another AirPods giveaway. That's right, we're giving away a free pair to one lucky reader. Enter now through May 31 for your chance to win.

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Apple issues new 3.7.2 firmware update for AirPods owners

05/24/2017, 03:05 pm

Apple on Wednesday released a small firmware update for its fully wireless AirPods, version 3.7.2, though what the patch does exactly remains unknown.

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Winner of the Apple AirPods giveaway announced [Dave S.]

05/23/2017, 11:05 pm

AppleInsider would like to congratulate the winner of our latest giveaway, Dave S., who will receive a pair of brand-new Apple AirPods sealed in box.

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Last chance! AirPods Giveaway: Enter today for your chance to win a pair of $159 Apple AirPods delivered to your door

05/15/2017, 03:05 pm

It's time for another AirPods giveaway! We're giving away another free pair of Apple AirPods to one lucky reader. Enter today for your chance to win the popular W1 accessory and avoid Apple's current 6-week wait.

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Final Hours! Deals: 128GB 9.7" iPad for $399 ($30 off); 13" MacBook Pro for $1,199 ($100 off) with no tax in 48 states

05/15/2017, 11:05 am

Today is the last day to pick up Apple's 128GB 9.7-inch iPad for $399 ($30 off) with no tax outside NY and NJ. Or snap up a 13-inch MacBook Pro for $1,199 ($100 off), also with no tax in 48 states.

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Editorial: When Apple is 2 years behind you, put your things in order

05/14/2017, 12:05 am

Oh no! It seems Apple is "years behind" competitors in Virtual Reality, TV content subscriptions, self driving cars and home voice assistants. That's a clear sign the company may be studying the market like a cat about to pounce on its target, just as it did with iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch and AirPods. There is a solid decade of evidence that, for Apple, being behind is a competitive advantage.

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Back in stock! Apple AirPods ready to ship with free 2-day shipping, grab them while you can

05/10/2017, 12:05 pm

After selling out numerous times, Verizon Wireless now has inventory of Apple AirPods with free 2-day shipping, beating Apple's 6-week wait.

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Mother's Day 2017 Gift Guide: The best tech gifts your mom will love

05/08/2017, 07:05 am

With Mother's Day less than a week away, we're rounding up the best gifts for the Apple-loving mom, including smart kitchen gadgets, iOS devices, W1 headphones and more. Best of all, each gift can be shipped for arrival by May 14.

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Last call! Giveaway: We're giving away a pair of Apple AirPods, enter today for a chance to win

05/04/2017, 12:05 am

It's giveaway time! We're giving away another free pair of Apple AirPods to one lucky reader. Follow us for your chance to win the popular W1 accessory and avoid Apple's current 6-week wait.

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With AirPods, Beats & surging Apple Watch sales, Apple's wearables business the size of a Fortune 500 company

05/03/2017, 09:05 am

Apple Watch sales "nearly doubled year-over-year" in the March quarter, Apple CEO Tim Cook said during the company's quarterly results call, helping to push combined wearables revenues into Fortune 500 levels.

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Back in stock! Apple AirPods ready to ship for delivery in 2-5 business days, grab them while you can

05/02/2017, 07:05 pm

Back in stock! Shoppers can order Apple AirPods from AT&T Wireless for delivery in two to five business days depending on the shipping method selected, beating Apple's reported 6-week wait.

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Apple's AirPods achieve 98% customer satisfaction in new study

05/01/2017, 05:05 pm

According to recent survey conducted by market research firm Creative Strategies, a record breaking 98 percent of AirPods owners said they were either "very satisfied" or "satisfied" with the wireless headphones.

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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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