Apple has introduced its new earphones called AirPods. These wireless headphones will provide a wireless audio experience for users. Apple has finally done away with the 3.5-mm headphone jack, but will now support headphone connectivity via the lightening (charging) port. If you don’t want a physical tether to your phone, AirPods is what you need according to Apple. By flipping open the lid of their charging case and with a single tap, they are synced with your iPhone and Apple Watch.
Sensors onboard the earphones know when you are listening to music and will automatically play or pause your music. AirPods allow you to access Siri with just a double tap. the AirPods are powered by Apple’s new ultra-low power W1 chip, which helps enable AirPods to deliver high-quality audio and industry-leading battery life according to the company. AirPods will be available starting in late October.
“AirPods are the first headphones to deliver a breakthrough wireless audio experience, and with the new Apple W1 chip they deliver innovative features including high quality sound, great battery life and automatic setup,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. “AirPods are simple and magical to use, with no switches or buttons, automatically connecting to all your Apple devices simply and seamlessly, and letting you access Siri with just a double tap. We can’t wait for users to try them with iPhone 7 and Apple Watch Series 2.”
To connect the AirPods, you need to open the charging case near your iPhone and with a single tap, they are set up with all devices that have your iCloud account signed in; including your Mac and iPad. The earphones are designed to switch seamlessly from a call on your iPhone to listening to music on your Apple Watch.
Access Siri with a double on the earphones to select and control your music, check battery life or change the volume. An additional accelerometer in each AirPod detects when you’re speaking, enabling a pair of beam-forming microphones to focus on the sound of your voice, filtering out external noise to make your voice sound clearer than ever before.
Apple’s wireless AirPods (including charging case) will be available at Rs 15,400 from late October. They require an Apple device running iOS10, macOS Sierra or watchOS 3.