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Topic: bluetooth

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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Bluetooth SIG adopts Bluetooth 5 with 4X rage and 2X speed, devices due within 2 to 6 months

12/07/2016, 08:12 pm

The Bluetooth Special Interest Group officially ratified the Bluetooth 5 standard on Wednesday, meaning Apple's next iPhone and iPad models could boast wireless accessory connectivity up to four times the distance of current specification devices at double the speed.

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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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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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After missing October debut, Apple's AirPods remain on track to launch this year, sources say

11/01/2016, 03:11 pm

Apple's AirPods will ship before the end of this year, AppleInsider's sources have confirmed, dismissing a bogus supply chain report that surfaced early Tuesday.

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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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First look: Elwing electric skateboard promises portable iPhone-connected city commutes

10/06/2016, 11:10 am

With its crowdfunding goal already met, the makers behind the Elwing electric skateboard have set their sights on delivering backers a compact, commuter-focused riding experience. AppleInsider had a chance to go hands-on with the prototype hardware ahead of a 2017 launch.

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Beats Solo3 test finds Apple W1 audio chip boosts battery life & simplifies pairing

09/28/2016, 01:09 pm

The Beats Solo3 headphones are virtually identical in appearance to the Beats Solo2, but the W1 chip in the newer model boosts battery life and simplifies the pairing process with an iPhone 7.

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Apple FCC filing shows Apple TV-sized device with Bluetooth, NFC under review

09/22/2016, 02:09 pm

This week's update of the U.S. Federal Communication Commission's database has revealed an as-yet-unannounced Apple product, with screw placement and case dimensions similar to that of the fourth-generation Apple TV.

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Troubleshooting macOS Sierra: Wired networking, ScanSnap, Bluetooth

09/20/2016, 02:09 pm

While early AppleInsider tests have found Sierra to be a solid update for Mac users, every new software release has trials and tribulations for users to work through. Here are the first few that we've run into, and some possible solutions.

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Watch: Hands-on with Apple's AirPods wireless headphones

09/08/2016, 04:09 pm

The future will be wireless. At least, that's what Apple's hoping to be the case, after the company not only ditched the 3.5-millimeter headphone jack, but also unveiled a new pair of completely wireless earbuds called AirPods. AppleInsider offers a closer look with this hands-on video.

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Apple 'AirPods' to target high end of headphone market with custom 'Bluetooth-like' low-power tech

09/06/2016, 12:09 pm

Apple's new wireless earbuds, expected to be announced this week as "AirPods," are said to feature a custom-designed wireless chip that will be "Bluetooth-like," carving out a share of the high-end headphone market and potentially paving the way for new smart home and smart car accessories.

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Snapchat joins Apple on Bluetooth consortium, plots wearable augmented reality hardware

09/05/2016, 02:09 pm

The latest member of the Bluetooth Special Interest Group is growing social media platform Snapchat, amidst rumors that the company is working on a wearable augmented reality device that will expand its presence into hardware.

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New Beats products to be announced at Apple's Sept. 7 'iPhone 7' event

09/01/2016, 04:09 pm

In addition to the next-generation iPhone and a new Apple Watch, Apple is also expected to unveil new products under the Beats brand at next week's media presentation, an inadvertently sent email has revealed.

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Griffin preps for 'iPhone 7' without headphone jack, announces iTrip Clip Bluetooth audio adapter

08/30/2016, 11:08 am

Griffin has added to its stable of wireless adapters and is catering to the needs of potential "iPhone 7" users with a 3.5mm headphone jack to Bluetooth adapter, dubbed the iTrip Clip.

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Bluetooth streaming problems introduced in Apple's iOS 9.2 remain, have wide ramifications

08/07/2016, 07:08 am

Apple's iOS 9.2 update in December has caused problems with Bluetooth audio streaming for many users, including hearing aid users. Who or what is to blame, and are there any solutions?

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Bluetooth headphone sales surpass others for first time, with Apple's Beats in top spot

07/28/2016, 01:07 pm

In the U.S., sales of Bluetooth headphones overtook other kinds for the first time in June -- with the market led by Apple's Beats division, according to NPD retail data published on Thursday.

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