Apple wireless headphones: AirPods!

Apple has finally unveiled their first model of wireless headphones: the AirPods! The headphones were first introduced during the September Apple Event together with the new iPhone 7, which doesn’t have a 3.5mm headphone jack to begin with!

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Apple wireless headphones specs

During the Apple Event on September 7th 2016, new versions of iPhone along with a new model of headphones were introduced to the world tech audience. The new model headphones are called AirPods and they are completely wireless to go along with the new iPhone 7 which doesn’t use a 3.5mm headphone jack. The AirPods are shaped similarly to the previous EarPods, with their long head-tail but without the actual wire to connect the two pieces.

The new Apple W1 chip is the one responsible for handling audio and wireless connection inside the AirPods. The chip also manages the microphone inside the headphones. The headphones have special infrared sensors that detect whether the earplugs are in your ears and will turn off the music when you pull the headphones out. This feature certainly will be useful in saving the headphone battery life, which is claimed to last for 5 hours.

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The AirPods are instantly paired up with your iPhone when you open the white little charging case that comes along. Apple states that the headphones are given 3 hours of listening time with only a 15 minute-charge. Another interesting feature is the use of the motion accelerometers and optical sensors to activate Siri with a double-tap on the headphones. The Apple wireless headphones, with their speech-detecting accelerometer, will also be able to filter out the background noise when you are on talking to someone or to Siri.

AirPods – a big change that takes time to adapt

The Apple wireless headphones are going to be available in late October this year for 159USD (RM. 642). They are sold separately and aren’t included together with any of the new iPhone 7. The AirPods are defintely a big change for Apple users. There have been different feedbacks and controversy from the Apple Event demonstration and we are yet to know if the AirPods are working efficiently and are firm in use. Let us know what you think about the new Apple wireless headphones!