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Topic: AirPods

With AirPower dead, what does the future hold for Apple's wireless charging tech?

04/17/2019, 07:04 am

AirPower is dead. While that particular accessory will never see the light of day, there are technologies that were going to be shown off in the AirPower that can still be scavenged from the corpse -- and some limitations that Apple is now unshackled from, now that the AirPower is gone.

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Which to buy: AirPods, AirPods 2, or AirPods 2 with the wireless charging case

04/14/2019, 12:04 pm

It's been about a month since Apple released these brand new AirPods. That means there are now three different options to choose from. AppleInsider helps you decide which route to go.

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Editorial: How AirPods and Shortcuts shifted Apple's Siri story and blunted Amazon's Alexa Echo threat

04/14/2019, 07:04 am

Two years ago there was no shortage of media coverage imagining that Apple's entire hardware business was about to be eclipsed by a new voice-first world where Amazon's Alexa, Google's Assistant and perhaps even Microsoft Cortana would shift consumer and developer attention away from iPhone apps and toward stationary Internet-connected microphones running ambient "skills." Why didn't that actually happen?

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Amazon prepping Alexa-enabled AirPods rival for release in 2019

04/04/2019, 04:04 pm

Amazon is reportedly creating an Alexa-enabled set of fully wireless earbuds that could pose competition for Apple's AirPods.

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Winner of the AirPods giveaway announced [Kyle Y.]

04/04/2019, 04:04 pm

AppleInsider would like to congratulate the winner of our latest giveaway, Kyle Y., who will receive a pair of Apple's brand-new AirPods with Wireless Charging Case.

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Amazon drops Apple's 2018 MacBook Pro to $1,599, plus discounts on AirPods and iPads

04/04/2019, 11:04 am

Back by popular demand, Amazon is knocking $200 off Apple's current 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar and up to $300 off Apple's latest 15-inch MacBook Pro. Meanwhile, first-gen AirPods are $12 off and 9.7-inch iPads are still in stock at $100 off.

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Powerbeats Pro or new AirPods -- Which do you buy?

04/03/2019, 04:04 pm

With Wednesday's debut of the Powerbeats Pro, AppleInsider compares the brand new completely wireless earbuds with the new AirPods to help decide which is the right true wireless headphone for you.

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Beats $249 Powerbeats Pro boast "Hey Siri" support, shipping in May

04/03/2019, 01:04 pm

Beats has launched its Powerbeats Pro wireless earphones, the brand's first foray into completely wire-free earphones that offers the same benefits of Apple's AirPods but in a design that is more useful for listening while working out or playing sports.

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Wireless headphone maker Bragi offloads hardware business as it shifts to licensing AI technology

04/01/2019, 11:04 pm

Bragi, one of many wireless headphone manufacturers competing for space on users' ears, on Monday announced it is exiting the consumer hardware business and will offload its consumer product division to an unnamed third-party as it focuses on licensing AI technology.

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With AirPower canceled, here are the best alternative Qi wireless iPhone charging pads

03/29/2019, 04:03 pm

The AirPower is gone. But, that doesn't mean that there aren't Qi charging options for your iPhone or AirPods Wireless Charging Case. Here are some of the options that we like the most.

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New AirPods H1 chip exposed in teardown, still not able to be repaired

03/29/2019, 09:03 am

A teardown of the second-generation AirPods reveals Apple made relatively few changes to the physical design of the wearable accessory, but like the original, it is still a product that is practically impossible for users to perform repairs on at home without ruining them completely.

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Apple's AirPods took 60 percent of fully wireless earbud market in holiday quarter

03/29/2019, 08:03 am

Apple's AirPods claimed 60 percent of fully wireless earbud sales during the December quarter, according to new estimates, beating out other well-reviewed buds from the likes of Jabra and Bose.

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How to set up your new AirPods and get the most out of them

03/27/2019, 08:03 am

Maybe more than any other Apple device, you'll set your new AirPods up quickly and then wonder how you ever did without them. If the initial setting up is fast, though, there are things to know about how to get the most out of them, and what to do when you reluctantly hand these or the previous generation model on to a friend or partner.

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Apple profiles dance choreographer Hope Boykin to promote AirPods

03/26/2019, 04:03 pm

Apple on Tuesday published a marketing profile of New York-based dance choreographer Hope Boykin, looking to sell AirPods as more than a convenient pair of wireless earbuds.

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Giveaway: Enter to win a free pair of Apple AirPods 2 with Wireless Charging Case

03/26/2019, 04:03 pm

It's giveaway time! This week, we're giving away a free pair of Apple's brand-new AirPods with Wireless Charging Case to one lucky reader. Enter today for your chance to win this hot accessory that's valued at $199.

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Wednesday steals: $199 Apple Watch Series 3, $400 to $700 off high-end 15" MacBook Pros; $149 AirPods

03/26/2019, 06:03 am

Fresh Apple deals have just arrived, with triple digit discounts on current MacBook Pros and clearance savings on Apple Watches, iMacs and last-gen AirPods. In total, shoppers can save up to $700 instantly by snapping up the month-end markdowns.

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Apple CDO Jony Ive discusses AirPods design as new model poised to ship

03/23/2019, 07:03 am

Apple's chief design officer Jony Ive in an interview published Friday offered perspective on why AirPods -- like iPod and iPhone before it -- has over the past months graduated from popular tech product to pop culture phenomenon.

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Final day: Apple's new AirPods, iPad Airs, iPad mini and iMacs are up to $120 off instantly

03/22/2019, 03:03 pm

Extended through April 1! Apple authorized reseller Adorama is knocking $10 off 2019 iPad and AirPods pre-orders -- or $5 off the AirPods wireless charging case by itself -- delivering the lowest prices anywhere. Discounts on AirPods are extremely hard to come by, especially on a brand-new release, so don't delay in picking up a pair today. Plus, save up to $120 on 2019 iMacs.

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Beats gearing up to launch own take on AirPods in April

03/22/2019, 01:03 pm

The Apple-owned Beats may be preparing its own take on the AirPods concept, as the luxury headphone brand is reportedly preparing to launch a cord-free version of its eponymous PowerBeats, potentially within the next month.

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Editorial: Another F for Alphabet: Google's Android Wear OS still 'half baked' after five years of trying

03/22/2019, 07:03 am

A decade ago, Google's Android platform targeted the stars: first swaggering into Apple's iPhone market, then aggressively following iPad into tablets, and more recently jumping into wearables well before Apple Watch was even announced. What has stopped Android from succeeding anywhere apart from replacing Symbian, Windows Mobile, or Java on lower-end phones?

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