AirPods   426

« earlier    

Apple plans upgrades to popular AirPods headphones • Bloomberg
Mark Gurman:
<p>The Cupertino, California-based technology giant is working on a new version for release as soon as this year with an upgraded wireless chip, the [unnamed] people said. A subsequent model for as early as next year is planned to be water resistant, they added, asking not to be identified discussing private product plans.

The model coming as early as this year will let people summon Apple’s Siri digital assistant without physically tapping the headphones by saying "Hey Siri." The function will work similarly to how a user activates Siri on an iPhone or a HomePod speaker hands-free. The headphones, internally known as B288, will include an upgraded Apple-designed wireless chip for managing Bluetooth connections. The first AirPods include a chip known as the W1, and Apple released the W2 with the Apple Watch last year.

The idea for the water-resistant model is for the headphones to survive splashes of water and rain, the people said. They likely won’t be designed to be submerged in water.</p>

"Splashes of water"? Didn't know they were subjected to that much. Note in passing all the fol-de-rol of formal American newswriting: the amazingly dull headline, the requirement to describe Apple as "the Cupertino-based technology giant", in case you were trying to find them on a map; the inability to just say "my sources"; the strangulated "as soon as this year" instead of "perhaps this year". It's like a weird grammar of its own.
Airpods  apple 
yesterday by charlesarthur
AirPod accessories: Tips, straps, sleeves, and skins | Macworld
Dress up your wireless earbuds with these sleeves, tips, skins, and straps.
16 days ago by twleung
Tips and Tricks for Getting the Most Out of Your New AirPods - Mac Rumors
AirPods were a hot ticket item this holiday season, selling out from Apple and other retailers.

We're guessing quite a few MacRumors readers...
25 days ago by twleung
In defence of the single AirPod | iMore
When you want to be alone but part of the world, use a single AirPod.
Every day, I walk. Sometimes it's with the dog, usually in a languid, finite circle, but most of the time it's just to walk. To be not here, in front of a computer. It's a relief, and a release. And at some point in the last year — and I can't exactly say when — I started walking with a single AirPod.
7 weeks ago by rgl7194

« earlier    

related tags

$36  'true  1password  2017  2018  about  actually...  actually  adding  airpods  also  alternative  amazon  an  and  apple's  apple  apple_tv  applemusic  appletv  applewatch  applewatch3  apple’s  are  arkit  asymco  audiobooks  augmentedaudio  augmentedreality  back  backpack  baseball  basic  battery  be  beats_x  beatsx  best  black  bluetooth  bose  buds  business  but...  but  cables  calendar  can't...  can...  case  charges  christmas  chrome  claimchowder  coming  commercials  compelling  competitor  contacts  copycat  custom  desenrredarme  design  digital-health  digital  diy  do  dropbox  ear  earables  earbuds  editing  email  equally  erato  even  faq  find_my_device  for  founder  funny  gadgets  gear  google's  google’s  great  hacks  half  hands-free  has  headphone  headphones  headset  heartrate  history  homepod  hopelessly  how  howto  i  ibooks  ifttt  in...  in  interface  ios11  ipad  ipad_pro  iphone  iphone7  iphone7plus  iphonex  ipod  is  its  jm  journal  kickstarter  kill  killed  language  later  latest  launch  liberty  libratonezipp  like  luggage  mac  macbook  marketing  may  more  music  new  next  notes_app  nytimes  of  on  osx  pdf  pebble’s  photo  pixel  pixelbuds  podcast  predictions  price  probably  product  productivity  productred  rain  real-time  release  report:  reportedly  resistance  review  review:  right...  rss  safari  sale  says...  scanning  second-gen  series3  set  setup  sharing...  shazam  shopping  simplicity  siri  software  sony  sound  still  strategy  takes  tech  techcrunch  that  the...  the  thing  this  to  tracking  translation  travel  troubleshooting  twitter  ubiquitous  up  updated  usability  verse  videos  water  wearables  weather  wifi  will  wireless'...  wireless  with  writing  wwdc  wwdc17  year  zolo  |    music  watch 

Copy this bookmark: