Dr. Mac loves his 1st gen Apple AirPods, but it turns out he loves his new AirPods Pro even more, as he explains in episode #360 of his long-running Dr. Mac’s Rants & Raves column!
Apple launched its Black Friday deals just after midnight on Friday, with gift cards back on AirPods, Apple Watch, iPhone, iPad, and Mac. We have the details in the full story.
Shipments of AirPods are expected to double this year to 60 million units, driven in part by the AirPods Pro.
Redditor u/smakusdod proposes a trick that could help with your AirPods’ battery life. It involves resetting the AirPods case and draining the batteries of both the AirPods and the case to re-calibrate the battery life measurement system.
I completely reset the AirPods case (holding down the white button on the back for 10+ seconds), and re-paired them with my iPhone. I then completely drained both AirPods down to zero, and the case itself down to zero through normal usage. Then, I put the dead AirPods into the dead case, and charged them both up to 100%.
At some point over the weekend I’ll try this to see what happens. My AirPods haven’t significantly lost battery life, but I have noticed one Pod has a slightly lower maximum charge than the other one.
Customers buying an iPhone on a Vodafone Unlimited plan will get a pair of AirPods, but the offer is only available for a limited time.
Apple is the most mentioned consumer brand amongst teens when asked about their Christmas gift wishes, according to a new survey.
Apple announced AirPods Pro Monday — without a media event — featuring an in-ear design with noise cancellation, as predicted by a recent leak. AirPods Pro are available for preorder now, and will ship October 30th. [Update: article has been updated with more details and features.]