AirPods are Apple’s Bluetooth earbuds. Initially released December 13, 2016, they used the special W1 chip to make pairing easier with other Apple devices, handling a common pain point for users of third-party Bluetooth headphones.
In 2019, Apple released AirPods pro, adding a fully-sealed earpiece allowing for noise isolation, cancelation, and more.
Satechi has released a unique 2-in-1 USB-C charger for Apple Watch and AirPods. It’s available exclusively through Apple for US$49.95.
During Apple’s earnings call on Wednesday, CFO Luca Maestri mentioned that Apple’s wearables business is now worth that of a Fortune 120 company.
As was rumored previously, Apple is now selling individual AirPods Max Ear Cushions. They attach and re-attach with magnets.
We have a deal on Air Fob, an app-integrated case for your AirPods Charging Case that will protect that case and help you not lose it. The case is made from silicon rubber, and it features an integrated Mu tag in the top of the case that will help prevent your AirPods from being lost. It’s $35.99 through our deal.
Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo claims that Apple will release AirTags, new AirPods, an AR device, and more this year.
Dave Hamilton and Bryan Chaffin join host Kelly Guimont to discuss Apple’s new AirPods Max specs, pricing, and comparison to other headphones.
Apple has launched a new product called AirPods Max, a wireless, over-the-ear headset with high-fidelity audio, active noise cancellation, and more.
Users of the latest beta of security-focusssesd messaging app Telegram can now access Siri’s ability to announce messages through AirPods, The 8-Bit reported. It is the first third-party aim to support this feature.
Those on the latest Telegram beta via Testflight will see an option to enable the feature Telegram in Settings – Notifications – Announce Messages With Siri. It’s worth noting that only Apple’s AirPods, AirPods Pro, Powerbeats, Powerbeats Pro, and Beats Solo Pro support this feature. Moreover, only iPhones and iPads running on iOS 13.2 and later are supported. The Announce Messages with Siri feature uses Siri to announce incoming messages out loud when a user’s headphones are connected to their iPhone or iPad, they are wearing them, and their device is locked, according to Apple. Upon the arrival of an incoming message, Siri plays a tone, announces a sender’s name, and then reads the message.
If you’re searching for the perfect gift for the iPhone user in your life, look no further than this list of five tech stocking stuffers.
Apple is offering gift cards worth up to $150 with the purchase of various products from Black Friday until Cyber Monday.
ToothFairy is a Mac app that lives in the menu bar to connect your AirPods with a single click or key press. It works with other Bluetooth accessories too, like mice, keyboards, and gaming controllers. Version 2.7 readies the app for macOS Big Sur and brings changes: Added AppleScript support for listing devices, getting their properties, and toggling connections; Updated the sample scripts in the “Run shell script after connecting/disconnecting” section of the manual; Added new icons for AirPods Pro, Beats Studio 3, controller, headphones, Playstation, Powerbeats 2020, Siri Remote, and Xbox; The “Improve sound quality by disabling audio input from device” option now works better when a Bluetooth device auto-connects rather than being connected via ToothFairy. It’s also more reliable in cases where macOS reports that it has set the audio input device but actually hasn’t. ToothFairy is available on the Mac App Store for US$4.99.
We have a deal on the LOGiiX Wireless Pad, a charging pad specifically designed for your AirPods and AirPods with wireless charging case. This device is $28.99 through our deal.
Tuesday and Wednesday is Amazon Prime Day. The online retailer gives various offers over a limited period of time. One offer that caught my eye is AirPods for $114.99, a saving of $44.01 from the regular price. The deals are available only to Prime customers and while stocks last.
Apple has stopped selling earphones and speakers from third-parties that rival its own, ahead of the expected launch of new audio products.
Apple is rolling out firmware updates to AirPods 2nd-gen and AirPods Pro. Both models are getting the same update, 3A283.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection seized 2,000 boxes of wireless earbuds that it referred to as “counterfeit AirPods.” But the photos show OnePlus Buds.
Apple is likely to lose some market share in the true wireless (TWS) space this year, despite sales of AirPods being projected to increase.