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Topic: AirPods

Apple's wearables business swells to $5.1B in Q2, about 75% of Apple Watch buyers were new users

04/30/2019, 06:04 pm

One highlight from Apple's financial results was that its "Wearables, Home, and Accessories" business hit a Q2 record, racking up $5.1 billion in revenue.

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Notes of interest from Apple's Q2 2019 earnings report and conference call

04/30/2019, 04:04 pm

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.

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Future AirPods could coach a user's workout with motion & pose sensors

04/30/2019, 10:04 am

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.

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Apple's AirPods 2 -- One month later

04/26/2019, 03:04 pm

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.

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How to reset your old AirPods when you've bought a new set - and what to do with them

04/25/2019, 03:04 pm

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.

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Apple's new 2019 AirPods drop to a record low $139, plus $10 off the Wireless Charging Case

04/25/2019, 10:04 am

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.

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No, '250 scientists' didn't warn that AirPods are a cancer risk

04/25/2019, 07:04 am

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.

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Two new AirPods models, one with new design, coming in 2019 & 2020 says Ming-Chi Kuo

04/24/2019, 07:04 am

Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo is predicting two new AirPods models to ship at the end of 2019 or in the beginning of 2020, solidifying Apple's lead in the marketplace.

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New noise-cancelling 'AirPods 3' rumored for end of 2019

04/24/2019, 06:04 am

Reports from the supply chain suggest that Apple may release a third generation of AirPods with noise cancellation before the end of 2019.

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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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