Aftermarket repair firm iFixit on Thursday posted its teardown of Beats' Powerbeats Pro, revealing the headset's components and construction share a number of similarities with Apple's latest AirPods model.
A searing article that lambasted Apple over the "disposability" of its hugely popular AirPods earbuds seemingly struck a nerve. The company recently agreed to speak publicly on the matter and in doing so revealed details about its AirPods recycling program, which costs recyclers more to process than can be extracted from the device.
AirPods are emblematic of what makes today's Apple work. It's a competent technology product, but one that makes an emotional connection with you as you use it. And because they're designed to be used often and for extended periods of time, they keep associating themselves with your happiness derived from using them, ingratiating themselves as trusted devices that recommend that you buy more gear from Apple in the future.
After rocking Apple's newest Powerbeats Pro for the last week, we had to come to a conclusion on whether or not these water-resistant, better sounding, wireless headphones were going to usurp our go-to AirPods. While they are a clear winner with a target audience, for us, AirPods are still the way to go — here's why.
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Following the publication of its second fiscal quarter of 2019 results, encompassing January through March, Apple provided additional detail surrounding the continuing situation in China, as well as more information about the Services business in an earnings conference call.
Perhaps backing rumors that future AirPods will have health and fitness tracking features, Apple is working on adding motion-based "pose detection" and other workout tracking sensors to wireless earbuds.
The AirPods are a now-iconic piece of tech that finally received a long-awaited update just weeks ago. AppleInsider has now spent a month jamming out to Apple's wireless earbuds, to see if the upgrade truly was worth the wait.
AirPods are expensive devices, you shouldn't just drop them in the trash. Fortunately, there are things you can do from selling them, to giving them as presents. You just need to be careful — and you need to prepare the AirPods first.
While supplies last, Amazon has issued a double-digit price drop on Apple's new AirPods with Charging Case, bringing the price down to an all-time low $139.99. Apple's Wireless Charging Case is also on sale for $69.99 after a $10 cash discount.
Over the last month, a UK tabloid and the Medium blogging platform helped launch a wave of articles later syndicated by Yahoo and other clickbait sites implying that large group of scientists were very concerned about the health risks of AirPods. The problem: the petition was signed in early 2015, before AirPods were even announced. Its concerns were not linked to the extremely weak Bluetooth Low Energy protocol that AirPods use.