It has been a while since Apple refreshed the AirPods, and if you were hoping that Apple could announce the new model at their rumored April event, think again. This is according to leakster Jon Prosser who during a Genius Bar podcast, revealed that the AirPods 3 would most likely be skipping the event.
Earlier this month, it was initially rumored that Apple could be hosting an event on the 23rd of March. It made sense as Apple typically hosts an event around this time of the year, plus the date was also revealed by several leaksters who have been known to be extremely accurate with their posts in the past.
We have been hearing that Apple could be planning on launching a new pair of AirPods, but whether or not this will be the AirPods 3 or the AirPods Pro Lite remains to be seen, but if you were hoping for the third-gen AirPods, you could have to wait until later in the year, at least that’s what analyst Ming-Chi Kuo says.
Apple’s AirPods lineup currently consists of the regular AirPods and the AirPods Pro that comes with noise-cancelling technology. However, there have been rumors suggesting that Apple could actually be developing a third model that would sit between the regular AirPods and the Pro model and has been tentatively referred to as the AirPods Pro Lite.
Apple launched the AirPods Max headphones back in December of 2020. While they are expensive, they do have a rather premium feel thanks to the use of materials like aluminum. Unfortunately, the use of aluminum has also created a pair of headphones that are kind of heavy.
There are a lot of people who like wearing headphones/earphones when they go to bed. Given that now we live in the age where we have wireless earbuds, it has become even more convenient than ever, but it also turns out that maybe it could be a health and choking hazard waiting to happen.
As companies move to create smaller and thinner devices, it’s not surprising that this results in components that are more complex and more difficult to remove, thus in some cases, making them near-impossible to fix. However, surprisingly enough, the AirPods Max has actually been found to be quite serviceable.
Right now, the only way to charge the AirPods would be to put it inside of its carrying case, which also doubles as a charger. This means that you need to have the case if you want to charge the earbuds. However, a patent discovered by AppleInsider suggests that Apple is looking at alternate ways.
If you’ve completely bought into the Apple ecosystem and own multiple Apple products like an iPad, Apple Watch, iPhone, AirPods, and more, then you might be interested in taking a look at Kensington’s latest offering that the company unveiled at CES 2021 – the Kensington StudioDock.
The AirPods Pro earbuds were originally released back in 2019. Apple did not make any refreshes in 2020, which means that a successor is probably due this year. In fact, a report from Macotakara claims that the AirPods Pro 2 will be launching soon and that it could actually take place in April 2021.
Apple’s AirPods Max headphones are not rated to be water-resistant in any shape or form, which is why a recent issue plaguing some AirPods Max owners are a bit concerning. According to several reports, it seems that some owners are discovering that there is condensation in the earcups of their headphones.
Earlier this year, we heard the rumors that Apple could be working on a new set of AirPods that could be in the middle of the AirPods and the AirPods Pro known as the AirPods Pro Lite. It was initially rumored that it could be launching in the summer of 2020, but that obviously did not happen.
Apple’s products have never really been known to be cheap, and neither are the company’s official accessories, even though there are better options in the market. Unfortunately if you are planning to buy Apple’s brand new AirPods Max headphones, then you might want to take this cost into consideration.
Just yesterday, Apple officially took the wraps off its own-branded AirPods Max over-ear headphones. Now the headphones have been a long time coming, or at least that’s what the rumors have been telling us. We’ve actually heard that Apple was working on a pair of over-ear headphones in the past, so the launch did not come as a surprise.
It has been rumored for a while that Apple is working on a pair of over-ear AirPods. It was initially referred to as the AirPods Studio, but it seems that the name might have been wrongly reported because Apple has since officially debuted the AirPods Max, the company’s first branded over-ears headphones.
Through 2020, we’ve been hearing that Apple has a couple of new accessories in the works in the form of the AirPods Studio, an over-ear style headphones, and also the AirTags tracking accessory. Neither of these devices have been announced yet, and with Apple’s supposed last event having already taken place, the question is when will these accessories make their official appearance?
While the rumors about the new iPhones were pretty much spot on, when it comes to the accessories, those have been kind of all over the place. It was rumored that Apple could unveil a new pair of headphones at the iPhone event, but that did not come to pass. It was later rumored that the AirPods Studio has since been delayed to 2021.
Given how small the AirPods are and the fact that they are completely wireless, it wouldn’t be surprising if they were easily lost or dropped. In fact, over in Japan, it was reported that over the course of three months, nearly one thousand earbuds were dropped onto train tracks, accounting for a quarter of all dropped items.
If you have recently bought a pair of AirPods Pro from Apple, it seems that you could be eligible for a free replacement unit. This is according to a support document on Apple’s website in which they state that AirPods manufactured before October 2020 could fall victim to some sound-related issues.
Both Apple’s AirPods and AirPods Pro have not been refreshed for more than a year, but then again these are earphones and might not necessarily need to be refreshed on an annual basis. However, if you feel that both the AirPods and AirPods Pro could stand to be improved upon, 2021 could be the year to keep an eye out for the update.