Apple AirPods is a pair of intelligent wireless earbuds
Apple always been had their own earphones and one of the most recent changes were made to the design of Apple earbuds. Today, alongside the announcement of the iPhone 7, Apple is introducing the next evolution of their earbuds. To accompany the iPhone 7 which does not come with the 3.5mm headphone jack, Apple is introducing their first wireless earbuds.
Enter the Apple AirPods which looks a lot like Apple's existing EarPods but the twist is that these earbuds are wireless while being intelligent. When fully charged, the AirPods will be able to stream audio from any Apple device for up to 5 hours. The case that the AirPods come in act as a wireless charging hub for the AirPods and Apple says that the case can provide up to 24 hours of battery.
But what makes Apple's new AirPods unique (and expensive) is the new Apple W1 SoC that is embedded inside the AirPods. According to Apple, this custom designed chip will enable the AirPods to intelligently switch to different Apple devices, automatically play and pause music and also automatically cancels background audio when calls are being made.
Whether or not the Apple AirPods is worth the US$ 159 (~MYR 643) price that it's going for is yet to be seen. Right now it's unsure if the AirPods will work with non-Apple devices but we'll update this article when the information about that arises.
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