Update 12/18/2016: Apple released Apple Airpods earlier this week in limited quantities so we thought you should all know, don’t lose ’em. Each earbud costs $69 to replace.
Update 12/14/2016: The wait is over! Announced as of Tuesday, Apple will finally release the highly-anticipated wireless and cable-free Apple Airpods to consumers December 21. It will be available in limited quantities both online and in Apple stores.
Update 12/12/2016: After several unfortunate announcements from Cupertino-based tech company Apple, it seems Apple Airpods are still delayed and will not hit retailers in time for Christmas. So if you were thinking of getting these peculiar looking buds for the holidays you’ll need to wait for something else. According to Wall Street Journal the delay is due the buds’ design.
“In most other wireless headphones, only one earpiece receives a signal from the phone via wireless Bluetooth technology; it then transmits the signal to the other earpiece. Apple has said AirPod earpieces each receive independent signals from an iPhone, Mac or other Apple device. But Apple must ensure that both earpieces receive audio at the same time to avoid distortion, the person familiar with their development said. That person said Apple also must resolve what happens when a user loses one of the earpieces or the battery dies.”
Hmm… I’m starting to wonder if Apple Airpods will ever actually come to market. Until then let’s all laugh at the best memes made regarding the truly wireless buds.
The internet has spoken and consensus is Apple AirPods, the $159 wireless replacement to the traditional 3.5 mm jack earbuds, are ridiculous. With an ear tip and small cylindrical stem, Apple’s take on truly wireless earbuds are gawk-worthy by fans and critics alike.
The Best Reactions to Apple AirPods
The Bluetooth-based headphones were designed as the answer to the new iPhone 7 which will no longer support an audio jack, but rather an additional stereo. Below are some of our favorite memes we found from the internet’s reaction to the cord-less AirPods launched at the Apple Event on September 7.
— Brian Tong (@briantong) September 7, 2016
— Amit Panchal (@AmitHPanchal) September 7, 2016
— sabina ♡ (@sabinnaaa_x) September 7, 2016
Just got those new AirPods. pic.twitter.com/hbvr3HpLaI
— Dr. Sheldon Cooper (@TheRealSheldonC) September 8, 2016
But after all is said and done…
Would you wear Apple AirPods? What is your take on the iPhone 7 auxiliary jack debacle? Sound off in the comments section below.