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Topic: AirPods

Editorial: The mysterious curse of iPhone 6, lifted with... the headphone jack

03/10/2018, 08:03 am

In 2014, Apple unveiled a pair of larger iPhone 6 models that kicked off a "supercycle" of upgrades and permanently blunted the high-end Galaxy sales of its top rival in premium smartphones, Samsung. However, it appears that iPhone 6 and 6S suffered statically high hardware failure rates in diagnostic testing, a problem that has since subsided in more recent models. What caused this mysterious problem, and how did Apple improve things?


Apple HomePod sales 'underwhelming,' AirPods still growing, analyst says

03/09/2018, 12:03 pm

Sales of Apple's first smartspeaker, the HomePod, have so far been "underwhelming," according to a Barclays analyst, citing a week-long trip his team spent meeting companies in Apple's Asian supply chain.


New Orleans police officer accused of stealing AirPods from Apple store

03/06/2018, 02:03 pm

A NOPD police officer has resigned from the force following accusations that she stole a pair of AirPods from Apple Lakeside Shopping Center in Metairie, La.


Concept images suggest what rumored Apple over-ear headphones could look like

03/02/2018, 10:03 am

Following the rumors of Apple's launch of branded over-the-ear headphones, new images depicting a concept version of the Apple headgear have been produced, showing what the supposed product could look like if it launches this year.


Apple HomePod preorders outpaced all other smartspeakers, except Amazon Echo Dot

02/26/2018, 03:02 pm

Priced at $349, the Apple HomePod saw more pent-up demand at launch than virtually all of its competition, save for one budget-priced smartspeaker: Amazon's $50-and-under Echo Dot.


Apple to launch branded over-ear headphones as soon as this year

02/25/2018, 01:02 am

Capitalizing on early success with AirPods, Apple is readying a branded over-the-ear headphone product that could launch as soon as this year, according to KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.


Apple's AirPower mat inches closer to release, again said to arrive in March

02/22/2018, 09:02 pm

Following up on rumors earlier this month, Japanese publication Mac Otakara has confirmed with its own sources that Apple plans to initiate sales of its hotly anticipated AirPower wireless charging mat in March.


Apple said to be upgrading AirPods with 'Hey Siri' & better water resistance

02/22/2018, 08:02 am

Apple is reportedly planning to treat AirPods like its flagship devices, releasing relatively frequent iterations -- beginning with an update this year.


If you're having problems with iOS 11.2.6 and your AirPods, disconnect them, then re-link to your iPhone

02/21/2018, 12:02 pm

Reports are circulating that some users are experiencing odd behavior from connected AirPods following the iOS 11.2.6 update -- but there's an easy fix and it will only take a few minutes.


Apple's wearables business nearly size of Fortune 300 company, CEO Tim Cook says

02/13/2018, 10:02 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook provided a bit of color on the company's wearables business during Tuesday's shareholders meeting, saying combined Apple Watch, AirPods and Beats headphones revenue is nearing that of a Fortune 300 company.


Florida man's AirPods reportedly 'blow up' during gym workout

02/08/2018, 10:02 pm

In what appears to be a rare catastrophic Apple hardware failure, a Tampa, Fla., man's AirPods "blew up" during a recent gym workout, prompting Apple to investigate the matter.


Rumor: Apple to launch AirPower and AirPods wireless charging case in March

02/07/2018, 08:02 pm

A very thin rumor on Wednesday claims Apple will start shipping the AirPower wireless charging mat and AirPods wireless charging case in late March, both hotly anticipated items unveiled during the company's iPhone event in September.


Apple Watch, AirPods drive Wearables rev 70%, outpacing size, growth of Amazon ads, Google Cloud, Alphabet Other Bets

02/02/2018, 08:02 am

Apple is criticized for making much of its revenues from one hit product: iPhone. However, its newest foray into Wearables has not only become its fastest-growing revenue source behind iPhone, but is also larger and growing more rapidly than other top tech firms' hyped future growth segments, such as Amazon's ads business, Google's Cloud and Alphabet's Other Bets.


Apple 2017 year in review: All of the products Apple announced that won't ship until 2018

01/01/2018, 03:01 pm

This year was somewhat uncharacteristic for Apple in terms of product announcements, as the company unveiled or preannounced a number of new devices that didn't actually ship in 2017. Rather than needing to rely on rumors or guesswork, we can tell you with a greater degree of certainty that these products are officially on the horizon from Apple.


Video: How to set separate controls in iOS 11 for left and right AirPods

01/01/2018, 01:01 pm

Some users are still reluctant to upgrade their iPhone software to iOS 11, but with features like the newly updated control and notification centers, we're not turning back. It gets even better if you own a set of Apple's AirPods, with more customization options. AppleInsider shows you how to customize controls to your liking on your AirPods.


New Apple AirPods with smaller components could launch in late 2018

12/19/2017, 08:12 am

Even though Apple struggles to keep up with demand for the current AirPods design, the company may be working on hardware improvements to debut in the second half of 2018, according to well-connected analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.


AirPods now shipping post-Christmas from Apple, many other online retailers

12/17/2017, 06:12 pm

In the U.S., at least, AT&T may be the best bet to score AirPods online before Christmas, as Apple and a number of other vendors are now listing post-Christmas dates for shipping.


Apple's Phil Schiller talks HomePod delay, AirPods engineering, Face ID in iPhone X, iMac Pro

12/12/2017, 01:12 pm

Apple Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing Phil Schiller continues his media rounds talking about all things Apple, with the latest interview delving into the internal thought process when the company decided to move away from Touch ID in the iPhone X, thoughts on Apple's collaborative environment, and the iMac Pro's imminent release.


Apple's AirPods a smash hit, shipments could reach 28M in 2018

12/04/2017, 08:12 am

Declaring AirPods "the most important accessory in Apple's wireless ecosystem," analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said he believes the company could ship between 26 million and 28 million units of the completely wireless headphones next year.


Surviving Thanksgiving: iPhone-connected fitness accessories to burn off calories

11/25/2017, 04:11 pm

You don't necessarily need extra gear to keep in shape during the holidays, but it can certainly help if you know what you're doing. Here are a few hardware accessories iPhone owners might want to consider before hitting the weights or lacing up running shoes.