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.
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?
A Twitter user has found a reference to Apple's so-far unreleased AirPower charging pad in the source code of the company's AirPods page. It's only in the Australian version of the site, but AppleInsider has also discovered an image in the same code.
Hidden in the specifications for Apple's new AirPods is the fact they require macOS 10.14.4, iOS 12.2, or watchOS 5.2 — updates that are still in beta, therefore signaling their imminent public launch.
Adding to a full week of Apple releases, the company has refreshed the AirPods with a new wireless sync chip that allows for "Hey Siri," and longer battery life — and the arrival of the Wireless Charging Case.
If you got AirPods at launch in late 2016, you're likely now only able to listen to them for less than half the time you did without recharging. AppleInsider tells you what's going on, and what you can do about it.
It's back! Apple authorized reseller B&H Photo is slashing the price of Apple's current 13-inch MacBook Pro (non-Touch Bar) to just $1,099 after a $200 cash discount. Apple iPads are also on sale starting at $239.95, HomePods are $100 off, and time is running out to save $600 on loaded 12-inch MacBooks.
Apple's biggest rival Samsung announced several new products at its latest event, including new headphones dubbed Galaxy Buds. AppleInsider compares Samsung's try at true wireless earbuds against Apple's own AirPods and rumored AirPods 2 to see how they stack up.
A future version of the AirPods Wireless Charging Case may not necessarily require users to carefully line it up on a wireless charger for it to receive power, with Apple proposing a system where it could be placed in practically any position on an AirPower-style charging pad and still be able to inductively charge.
Apple is anticipated to update nearly every line of hardware it has in 2019. AppleInsider shows you what we're expecting to see, including the "AirPods 2," 2019 Mac Pro, Apple Pro displays, new iPhones, the "iPad mini 5," and more.
Apple will finally get around to releasing its AirPower wireless charging mat and a future generation of AirPods in the first half of 2019, according to TF International Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.
Firms in Apple's supply chain for MacBooks, AirPods, and the Apple Watch are anticipating mixed fortunes for 2019, with variations to the level of production anticipated across all three product ranges due to Apple's own strategies and anticipation for new models.
A source claiming knowledge of AirPods and AirPower claims that updated 'AirPods 2' will come in two colors, ship with the previously announced wireless charging case, and also have a new coating to provide better grip on the earbuds.