The much-maligned wireless earphones from Apple, the New Apple’s AirPods, is a step towards a wireless future.
The New Apple’s AirPods
The much-maligned wireless earphones from Apple, the New Apple’s AirPods, is a step towards a Wireless future.
A completely wireless ecosystem has always been the logical next step for mobile, even if manufacturers and consumers have not been fast to adapt. Apple’s move to do away with the headphone jack and introduce the New Apple’s AirPods is the company’s effort to push the industry forward. They’re getting some flak right now from some people, but Apple has always had a way of attempting to push things around.
Now, the fact that the New Apple’s AirPods are wireless is not what makes it an innovative product because wireless is nothing new.
But the Pods’ W1 chip might just tweak that experience. The chip aims to eliminate a number of things with today’s wireless experience: constant pairing and constant charging. With the device constantly paired, the process of having to hook up your listening device to your phone is eliminated. Think about it: if the tech works as well as advertised, it’ll spoil consumers. Suddenly, plugging in your wired headphones feels like a chore.
According to Apple, the device will let you listen for 5 hours on a single charge – a sore point because there are similar devices that already have double the juice. What sets the Apple’s AirPods apart though is the included charging case which packs 24 hours worth of battery charge. Put the Pods inside the case, and Apple says that after 15 minutes, the device is good to go again for 3 hours of listening time. This usage proposition doesn’t sound as elegant as other more mature Apple innovations. But it’s novel enough that iit’s worth a shot. Whether the solution is sticky enough, we’ll see when the product comes out.