Wedbush analyst Daniel Ives believes that Apple will be launching the AirPods 3 before the holiday season this year. The wireless earbuds will feature some design enhancements and carry a higher price point due to their water-resistant design.
The iPhone, the Apple Watch and the AirPods form the holy trinity of seamless communication. When you’re using AirPods, you can control playback or take calls from Apple Watch. You can even use AirPods directly with Apple Watch and leave your iPhone behind. Here’s how to use AirPods with Apple Watch.
AirPods are magical devices which last for 5 hours every charge. And the charging case extends it to 25 hours. When the AirPods battery is low, you’ll hear a little sound effect. But what if you want to monitor the AirPods battery life at any given moment. There are a couple of ways to do that. You’ll want to keep tabs on battery life especially if your AirPods battery is deteriorating. Here’s how to check AirPods battery life on your iPhone and Apple Watch.
Considering that Apple is still rumored to be working on water-resistant AirPods, one might imagine that they would not fare well traveling through a human’s digestive track. But apparently that isn’t the case!
AirPods are incredibly simple devices. You just put them in your ears and play the music. Because they are so small and so simple, there are no buttons on them. If you’re used to Bluetooth headphones with volume and playback buttons this can be a difficult thing to get used to. What AirPods does have is a double-tap gesture on the outside part of each AirPod. And here’s how you can change the AirPods double tap gesture to something other than calling up Siri.
AirPods are an Apple-first device. The work best with Apple ecosystem. Thanks to the W1/H1 chip inside them, they automatically connect with your iPhone as soon as you put them in your ears and they also pause playback when you remove one AirPod. But underneath Apple’s secret sauce lies Bluetooth technology. This means you can use them as standard Bluetooth headphones on any Android device. Here’s how to connect AirPods to Android.
Each AirPod has a minuscule, 93 milliwatt-hour battery in its stem. Lithium-ion batteries are known to deteriorate over time. But because of the small battery size, and frequent charging with the case, this process is sped up for the AirPods. After as soon as a year and a half, the AirPods battery can deteriorate to unusable levels. But not all is lost. Before buying a new pair of AirPods 2, try these tips to fix AirPods battery drain.
Apple’s truly wireless headphones, the AirPods, are ridiculously popular. Even outside of the Apple ecosystem. And since that’s the case, other companies can’t let that continue for much longer. One way to try and make that change is to launch a competing product. Enter Microsoft and rumored Surface Buds, which could launch in the near future.
AirPods work best with the iPhone and iPad. The built-in chip automatically connects with an iPhone or iPad device when you remove the AirPods from the case and put them in your ears. But underneath all of Apple’s secret sauce, lies a layer of standard Bluetooth technology. So as long as your MacBook or PC supports Bluetooth 4.0 and higher, you should be able to use your AirPods with your computer. Here’s how to connect your AirPods to your MacBook or PC.
Apple recently launched the second-generation truly wireless AirPods. And in May, the Beats-branded Powerbeats Pro will join the fray as well. But if you might be in the market for a pair of truly wireless headphones that feature Amazon’s Alexa digital personal assistant, you may get your wish soon.