AirPods Market Share Dropped From 41 Percent to 29 Percent

Mashable‘s Alex Perry writes how AirPods revolutionized the wireless earbud space but is currently falling behind.

AirPods market share dropped from 41 percent at the end of 2019 to 29 percent at the end of 2020, according to research firm Counterpoint. That’s still a substantial lead over everyone else, but it does point to what happened in the more than two years since the last AirPods update: Other companies made cheaper and better entry-level wireless earbuds, and consumers took notice.

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AirPods Spatial Audio Could Arrive on Netflix

As I noted last year in my AirPods Pro editorial, Spatial Audio is a great audio experience. It can be found on Apple TV+ and Disney+, but not Netflix. But a recent rumor claims Netflix is testing it.

The iPhoneSoft report doesn’t include specific information on when Netflix will roll out spatial audio report, instead only vaguely suggesting a spring release with a “limited” catalog.

Speck Launches Presidio Clickflip AirPods Pro Case

Speck recently introduced a Presidio Clickflip AirPods Pro case. It provides 360-degree protection to secure against dust and debris. It is the first ever Speck product to have an IP5X dust protection certified rating. It was designed with a unique locking mechanism that keeps the AirPods secure in the case and prevents scattering when dropped. Grippy texture and vibrant color options make feeling or looking for your AirPods in a bag or crowded space easy. And like its line of iPhone cases, Presidio Clickflip contains built-in antimicrobial treatment from Microban. Microban delivers a 99% reduction in stain and odor-causing bacteria on the case, creating a cleaner surface. This AirPods Pro case comes in three colors and costs US$39.95.