AirPods Are Causing Some Awkward Social Situations

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AirPods are hugely popular. Everywhere you turn people have them hanging out of their ears. While they bring a lot of benefits, not least for Apple, Buzzfeed News looked at the awkward social situations the wireless headphones can create.

Unlike traditional headphones, AirPods are the kind of things you can keep in your ears at all times, and many people do. Their sleek design and lack of wires make it easy to forget they’re resting in your head. And their status symbol shine doesn’t exactly scream “take me out.” This may be great for Apple and its bottom line, but it’s making life weird for people interacting with those wearing them. Are they listening to me? Are they listening to music? A podcast? Just hanging? It’s tough to know.

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AirPods Are Causing Some Awkward Social Situations

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  1. Lee Dronick

    “but it’s making life weird for people interacting with those wearing them”

    Quite often I don’t want interaction with those people, the AirPods are a polite way to say so.

    • JBSlough

      Completely agree. For me, headphones, earbuds, wireless buds; all the same. If you’re wearing them I won’t interact with you. Do the same for me.

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