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Topic: AirPods

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

03/22/2019, 03:03 pm

Time is running out to snap up exclusive savings on Apple's latest hardware. 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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AirPower reference and image discovered in Apple's Australian website

03/21/2019, 11:03 am

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.

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Video: Everything you need to know about the new AirPods before you buy

03/20/2019, 12:03 pm

Apple has finally refreshed the AirPods, and they come with a multitude of changes over the beloved first generation. AppleInsider breaks down everything you need to know before picking up a pair.

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Updated AirPods specs signal major iOS, macOS & watchOS updates next week

03/20/2019, 09:03 am

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.

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Apple unveils new AirPods with Wireless Charging Case, 50% more talk time & 'Hey Siri' [u]

03/20/2019, 08:03 am

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.

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Apple sold 35 million AirPods in 2018, currently most popular 'hearable' brand

03/15/2019, 10:03 am

Apple sold around 35 million AirPods during 2018, Counterpoint Research estimated on Friday, adding that the company represents the most popular "hearable" brand in the U.S. at the moment.

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Here's why your AirPods battery life is getting worse, and what you can do about it

03/11/2019, 08:03 am

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.

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Tips: How to pair your AirPods with a Galaxy S10 -- or any other device

03/09/2019, 11:03 am

Using AirPods with a new Samsung Galaxy S10 is easy to do. AppleInsider walks you through how to pair them, as well as what features you may miss out on.

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Rumor: Apple to launch 'AirPods 2' on March 29, discontinue original AirPods model

03/01/2019, 03:03 am

An unsubstantiated rumor claims Apple's original AirPods wireless earbuds will reach end of life status in late March, with a successor model slated to hit store shelves immediately thereafter.

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End-of-month deals: $1,099 13" MacBook Pros, $239 iPads, $689 2018 iPad Pros, $999 loaded MacBooks

02/27/2019, 04:02 pm

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.

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Showdown: Samsung Galaxy Buds versus AirPods and the rumored AirPods 2

02/22/2019, 11:02 am

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.

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Review: AirPodPal is a wireless charging case for your AirPods that will triple their battery life

02/19/2019, 05:02 pm

AppleInsider tries out yet another AirPods case -- this one weak on protection, but packing in several functional features unique in an increasingly oversaturated the market.

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AirPods Wireless Charging Case may not need precise location on a charging pad

02/19/2019, 10:02 am

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.

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Apple's 2019 hardware roadmap calls for at least 11 new products

02/18/2019, 12:02 pm

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.

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AirPower wireless charging, new AirPods will ship in first half of 2019

02/17/2019, 09:02 pm

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.

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'AirPods 2' rumored to launch in spring alongside AirPower, feature new black color option

02/15/2019, 05:02 pm

Echoing earlier rumors, a report claimed on Friday that Apple will ship second-generation AirPods product this spring, including a new black color option.

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'AirPods 2' may not launch until the fall, Wireless Charging case coming sooner

02/12/2019, 07:02 am

More rumors have emerged on Tuesday morning about the "AirPods 2," with the latest suggesting that they aren't arriving until late 2019.

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