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AirPods are wireless Bluetooth earbuds made by Apple Inc. They are simple, effortless and Magical with new technology. They have made a big splash at the time. It has a simple and instantly one-tap setup. AirPods are simultaneously automatically on and always connected with iPhone and Apple Watch, and sound switches.

Their auto play/pause function is great, they have sensors which optimised when connected to ear and pause when one take them out. Its sound quality is excellent and finally, they are untangled.

AirPods were introduced on September 7, 2016. AirPods contain upgradeable firmware. Its original firmware was 3.3.1. In February 2017, Apple released 3.5.1, and then 3.7.2 in May 2017. Features are the main factor dividing minor iterative upgrades. AirPods require devices running at minimum iOS 10.2, macOS Sierra or watchOS 3. They get sync through iCloud. AirPods look very much the same as lightning earpods included in-box,  it looks like you’re wearing earrings. The buds are incredibly light, and you won’t’ feel it is there in your ears probably. The AirPods definitely won’t’ slip out, but un-sealed design as most earbuds without ear tips won’t provide a tight seal and Airpods let you hear the surroundings.

Apple has got appealing new features:

  • “Hey Siri”: Talking to your favourite personal assistant is a cinch. To activate Siri on the AirPods by just double tapping them, to adjust the volume, change the song, make a call, or even get directions and also gives extremely efficient wireless for a better connection.
  • The carrying case supplied with AirPods is one of the best-designed cases, is compact and when not use you can effortlessly store your earbuds in there.
  • Apple incorporated their own custom designed chip, motion accelerometers work with the W1 chip to automatically control the audio, which helps optimize battery use and processes the Bluetooth connection as well as audio. It produces extremely efficient wireless for a better connection and improved sound. It’s performance that’s unheard of in a device this small and it manages battery life so well.
  • It has a beamforming microphone to filter out external noise and focus on the sound of our voice and filters out background noise when you make calls or talk to Siri.
  • It has wireless charging, the power 24-hour battery life with AirPower wireless charging pad will work with a new case for the AirPods. Just 15 minutes of charging gives three hours of listening time. The Battery widget will only include AirPods if you are actively using them.
  • AirPods provides rich, high-quality AAC audio with noise cancellation as the flagship feature, rather than active noise cancellation and a voice accelerometer recognises when we’re speaking.
  • It also has some water resistance protections, not waterproof – “they likely won’t be designed to be submerged in water” – but fine in the rain. with dual optical sensors. It has a feature of seamlessly switching between devices.
  • They are connected to Bluetooth easily and can be paired and used with Apple computers and devices as well. You can easily switch back and forth between them.
  • Aside from limiting controls, the Airpods are not built-in with smart features like HRM and fitness tracking.
  • Airpods will be a speaker option for next gen of Apple TV, tvOS 11, they will automatically pair with Apple TV.

Reviews of AirPods are:
Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, citing “people familiar with the matter”, says we should expect the new product – which already has an internal designation, B288 – in 2018. AirPods has a very high price; however, at launch, they were actually priced less than most “truly wireless” earbuds on the market. AirPods 2 should be announced at WWDC 2018 in June. Apple would offer substantial improvements and Apple claims the W2 offers 85 percent faster Wi-Fi and 50 percent more power-efficient Wi-Fi and Bluetooth than the W1, which appeared in the first AirPods. Another criticism is the perceived tendency to fall out of one’s ear; however, testing by Business Insider has shown that it is quite unlikely for this to happen during normal use for most ear types. Apple then upgraded the AirPods’ firmware to 3.5.1, available to all users, which addressed connectivity and battery drain issues. Users were reporting upwards of 30% idle discharge per day. Sometimes you may hear a pop sound from the circuitry of Airpods.

Additions to be made:

Apple’s chief designer Jony Ive said the airpods’ design was inspired by Stormtroopers. PodSkinz offers a solution to secure your airpods. It slim silicon skin fit perfectly to airpods charging the case and protect it against bumps, drops and shock. If you lose one of them either L or R earpiece, don’t worry you can buy a replacement from Apple for $69.

The AirPods cost £159/$159. The third-gen models could see a price bump, If jamming complex components into a small form factor and sealing it with a copious amount of glue were a game, Apple would be winning.