Apple today introduced Apple AirPods, innovative new wireless headphones that use advanced technology to reinvent how we listen to music, make phone calls, enjoy TV shows and movies, play games and interact with Siri, providing a wireless audio experience not possible before.
This was announced at the Apple’s Press Event in San Francisco where we saw the launch of new iPhone 7 and 7 Plus as well as the Apple Watch series 2: Waterproof, Built-in GPS, & a Nike-themed Watch.
Apple’s CEO Tim Cook took to the stage and confirmed the company was ditching the headphone socket, meaning users will either have to use wireless Bluetooth headphones called AirPods to listen to music, or buy a pair of wired headphones that plug into the Lightning port – currently used for charging.
Here are some of the basic features of the new Apple Airpods;
- AirPods eliminate the hassles of wireless headphones, by just flipping open the lid of its innovative charging case and with one tap, they are instantly set up and ready to work with your iPhone and Apple Watch.
- Advanced sensors know when you are listening and automatically play and pause your music.
- Using Siri, AirPods allow you to access your favorite personal assistant with just a double tap.
- It delivers incredible sound for up to five hours on a single charge.
This revolutionary experience is enabled by the new ultra-low power Apple W1 chip, which enables AirPods to deliver high-quality audio and industry-leading battery life in a completely wireless design.
The new Apple-designed wireless AirPods including charging case will be available for $159 (US) from apple.com and Apple Stores beginning in late October.
AirPods require Apple devices running iOS 10, watchOS 3 or macOS Sierra.